Position: Clinical Intervention Specialist/ Dance Movement Therapist
What led you to your current position? After grad school, I found a job working with children doing in home and in school services and found that it was not the right fit for me. I quit my job, stepped into the unknown and trusted that the right placement was going to surface itself to me. Sure enough, I interviewed with Jonathan and felt an immediate spark! And now I'm here! This job is a better fit than I could imagine for myself and it feels really wonderful to come to work every day!
Fun Fact/Quote: I love to dance and have been drawn into Poi dancing over the last 5 years. I have done a few performances but mostly enjoy going down to the beach and spinning my Poi with the sand under my feet.
What does your average day look like? I wake up at 5:30 in order to get ready and drive over to San Francisco from the East Bay to be at work by 8 am. I spend the first half of my day working with kiddos from the ages of 1-5 running groups, doing individual therapy, and classroom support. My second half of the day is typically meetings, teacher coaching, staff self-care, parent workshops, and sometimes classroom support. And within all that, I somehow manage to fit in documentation and catching up on emails!
Why do you do this work? This work combines many of my passions - dance, therapy, and children. Many of my own past wounds were healed through these three passions and working in this field feels incredibly fulfilling and where I feel I am meant to offer myself.