My Professional Background
I believe it is important to understand how we move through the world and to discover how our upbringing, relationships, societal expectations, and identities shape who we are as a person or as a professional.
I am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (NY), Mental Health Counselor (NY), Professional Counselor (PA), and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (ADTA), and National Certified Counselor (NBCC). I am an internationally recognized presenter, educator, and author in dance/movement therapy and specialize in using alternative outlets for expression supporting children, adolescents, adults and families in moving through emotional difficulties. I also serve as Associate Clinical Professor and Program Director for the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
I was honored to serve as co-editor of the American Journal of Dance Therapy and was a two time President’s Award recipient from the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) for my contributions to the profession. I have been featured on National Public Radio (NPR), CCTV, Attachment Theory in Action Podcast, and as a presenter for the 2014 ADTA Talks series. I have published several articles in various peer-reviewed journals and has authored and co-authored book chapters about dance/movement therapy and attachment behavior and autism spectrum disorder.