Psychotherapist, Dance/Movement Therapist
As a psychotherapist and dance/movement therapist, I specialize in working with people during periods of great adjustment and life transitions, including trauma survivors, refugees, immigrants, artists, college students, and the LGBTQ community. I have presented my work with these populations at the National Refugee and Immigrant conference, the American Dance Therapy Association, and at the Alliance for Women Scholars and Scientists. I have also taught Expressive Arts Therapy at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.
While on my path to becoming a therapist, I lived in Bosnia-Herzegovina where I implemented dance reconciliation projects, and in Kolkata, India where I worked with survivors of human trafficking. I am an alumna of the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program at Columbia College, Chicago and have a M.A. in Cultural Project Management from the Institute of Political Studies (France). I have additional training in sensorimotor psychotherapy and yoga-informed psychotherapy.
I draw primarily from the relational-cultural model as well as existential theories to help people re-establish a sense of safety in the body and reconnection with the community.
Helping clients find personal meaning and sense of purpose is at the core of my practice. Ultimately, I believe that acknowledging the strengths and deepening the connections that already exist will guide clients to the path of restoration.
You can learn more about my work here.
I speak French, Italian, and advanced Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian.