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I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver. I am also a Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP).
Since I began my professional career, my experience has included work in community mental health (family therapy), acute health care settings (Oncology Unit family work, elder health, case management), and chronic outpatient health care settings (chronic life support, adjustment and rehabilitation after spinal cord injury, closed head injury rehabilitation, long-term relationships with clients, family work). As a body worker, my experience was focused on Somatic Mindfulness and Therapeutic movement, which involves accessing and releasing physical and emotional holding patterns in the body.
The Marriage of Mind and Body: The Bodymind
Through a blending of my backgrounds in clinical social work and therapeutic movement, my work addresses the relationship between our life experiences, our habitual ways of thinking and feeling, and the ways in which emotion andn experience live in and can be reached through the body. I focus my continuing clinical development on therapeutic approaches which are directly relevent to this unified relationship between mind and body.
Laughter as Good Medicine
In 2005 I was credentialed by the World Laughter Tour as a Certified Laughter Leader, trained to lead large groups in therapeutic breath work and “laughter yoga” for well-being. I am available to present to groups and organizations on a variety of subjects, including the benefits of laughter and fun – or to facilitate a lively “Laughter Club” experience for the group. It’s gratifying and lots of fun for participants – and for me – to combine wellness education with free-wheeling silliness. Give me a call if you’d like to chat about scheduling an event.
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