Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling With A Specialisation in Dance/Movement Therapy, Lesley University
Certified in Trauma Informed Therapy
Certified in Therapy for Infants and Toddlers
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
My style of therapy is person-centred and trauma informed and I also use Dance/Movement Therapy as well as feminist therapy.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
I use an embodied systems approach to mental health.
Person-centred therapy: Uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction.
Trauma-informed therapy/approach: Recognizes and emphasizes understanding how a traumatic experience impacts a person’s mental, behavioural, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. This type of therapy is rooted in understanding the connection between the trauma experience and the person’s emotional and behavioural responses.
Dance/Movement therapy: Uses movement and dance to support the intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body.
Feminist therapy: Leverages an integrative approach to psychotherapy that focuses on gender and the particular challenges and stressors that women face as a result of bias, stereotyping, oppression, discrimination, and other factors that threaten their mental health.