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I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor and registered drama therapist passionate about working with individuals who experience confusion, anxiety or shame about their body or relationship with food. My work is rooted in Body Liberation, Health at Every Size (HAES)®, Fat Positive and Body Trust® frameworks and I aim to hold space with authenticity, honesty, humor and playfulness. I believe in the power of taking hold of our past, present and future body narratives and become the storytellers of our own lives.

 

My background in the arts has deeply informed my work as a therapist--in my previous career I was a performer, playwright & theater director--working with both performers and non-performers to create artistic work about body image, eating disorder recovery, community and identity.

As a drama therapist, I am a frequent collaborator with Recovery Through Performance(RTP)​--a therapeutic theater company which utilizes the CoActive Therapeutic Theater (CoATT), the first manualized model of therapeutic theater. RTP is currently engaged in on-going research (led by Dr. Laura Wood and Dave Mowers) to explore the CoATT model with recovery communities including individuals living with eating disorders, substance use disorders, and brain trauma.​

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My personal passions & research include:

  • Building community for fat/higher-weight bodied clients and peers 

  • Fat provider collaboration

  • Women & folx with ADHD and eating disorders

  • The treatment of eating disorders and body image distress using embodied and experiential Drama Therapy techniques.

  • Anti-fat bias & Weight Stigma in:

    • Theater/Performance spaces & communities

    • Drama schools & camps

    • Theater undergraduate/graduate programs

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I'm proud to be a part of the Intuitive Healing community.  I also work with BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center in NYC where I facilitate monthly Body Image groups and frequently present on Body Liberation, Eating Disorders and Drama Therapy at universities and other organizations interested in breaking cycles of diet culture and weight bias.

My Credentials & Training

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (#011407)

  • Registered Drama Therapist (#794)-- NADTA 

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Training

  • Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling , Molloy College

  • Theater ​& ​Performance Education

    • The Hartt School of Theater

    • The University of North Carolina School of the Arts