Clinical Counselor

CAROLYN FRESQUEZ

M.Sc., RDMP (UK)

Though an Albuquerque native, I received a M.Sc. in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and am a registered member with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, United Kingdom (ADMP UK). I received my undergraduate degree in Creative Studies, Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I have experience working with a variety of people and clients, in many different artistic, therapeutic, and educational capacities.

As a dance movement psychotherapist, I strongly believe in a mind-body connection, in movement’s capacity for transformation, and in the power of a therapeutic relationship. Everyone has a story, unique to themselves, with ups and downs and often very serious challenges. But there is power in authorship, and I have a deep commitment to honoring what emerges in the mutual search for understanding.

I believe in being present and open in interactions—committed to meeting clients where they are and trusting they are their own experts. I use movement and embodied interventions and incorporate linguistic and multi-modal processing, following the diverse needs of clients to co-create change in their lives. Dance movement psychotherapy work focuses on supporting creative exploration and expression, and facilitating integrative experiences. It also focuses on growing the capacity of one’s body as a resource in its own healing. I hope to provide a safe place to experience and reflect on the links between actions, thoughts, and feelings.

 

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