ABOUT ME

 

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.)

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THERAPEUTIC EXPERIENCE

Some highlights of my therapeutic training & practice.

December 2017

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 and applications for special populations.

March 2014 - Present

WORKSHOP & GROUP FACILITATOR

Some groups I've offered include public workshops in Nonviolent Communication, emotional resilience in the face of global crisis (Work That Reconnects), community-building sessions for members of a housing cooperative, therapeutic groups for troubled teens, and a support group for white-identified anti-racist radicals.

November 2014 - July 2019

DIRECTOR OF TRANSFORMATIVE LANGUAGE ARTS NETWORK

The TLA Network supports people in using the power of words — written, spoken, and sung — to elicit personal and communal transformation. I had the great privilege to work with incredible writers, poets, storytellers, therapists, educators, and more.

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 such clarity that I've never turned back.

January 2007 - Present

MINDFULNESS PRACTITIONER

I first encountered mindfulness in a yoga  class, bringing non-judgmental observation of my felt experience to my moving practice. Since then I've expanded my meditation practice to include Buddhist Vipasana, Taoist Tai Chi Chuan, and Sufi Dances and Walks.

January 2017

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.