Hi, my name is Teri.
I got a story to share, but I'm in the middle of re-narrating it.
For now, I want you to at least know this:
My practice is sensitive and responsive to trauma on both the personal and collective level.
I welcome, respect, and celebrate LGBTQ+ identities and those of the global majority (also referred to as BIPOC.)
Some highlights of my therapeutic training & practice.
MA IN DRAMA THERAPY
I completed my Masters in Drama Therapy at Kansas State University, though I began it at the California Institute of Integral Studies. The curriculum included various creative and expressive art therapies, somatics, and applications for diverse populations.
The Social Justice Mediation training I completed addresses how power imbalances influence the development and resolution of conflict. The SJM training was developed in response to a growing body of scholarship revealing that commonly used mediation models and practices do not serve all disputing parties, despite best intentions.
January 2022 - December 2022
COOPERATIVE CULTURE TEACHER
Working with Karen Gimnig, co-author of The Cooperative Culture Handbook (I highly recommend for coops & intentional communities!), I taught classes for cohousing communities on topics such as communication during conflict, group facilitation, and consensus culture.
June 2012 - Present
NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION PRACTITIONER
Living in the Bay Area of California gave me extraordinary access to trainings and group practices of Nonviolent Communication. This style of communication embodies empathy and healthy boundaries with incredible clarity.
March 2014 - Present
WORKSHOP & GROUP FACILITATOR
Groups I've offered include public workshops in Nonviolent Communication, therapeutic improvisational theatre (Playback Theatre), emotional resilience in the face of global crisis (Work That Reconnects), community-building for members of intentional community, therapeutic drama for troubled teens, and a support group for white-identified anti-racist radicals.
CERTIFIED DUP LEADER
The Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) are a body of songs and circle dances inspired and influenced by the world's spiritual traditions. Certified dance leaders demonstrate a proficiency in leading the dances as well a commitment to spiritual practice and mastery.
Teri is not a licensed mental health clinician, and thus her services are not a substitute for medical care. If you want a diagnosis or treatment for a mental health disorder, please seek a licensed mental health clinician.