About Rebecca

Rebecca, MEd, MAT, is a clinical mental health counselor, ADTA-registered Dance Movement Therapist, Empowerment Coach, public speaker, activist for survivors of sexual abuse, and founder of Bravedancing, which offers classes, trainings, private consultations, women's circles and retreats in Kripalu Yoga, dance, meditation, ritual and other many other healing modalities.



Masters of Arts in Dance Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

Lesley University Cambridge, MA

Masters of Education (English Teaching Certification)

Portland State University, Portland, OR


Background in Public Schools - Rebecca has worked in public schools in the states of Oregon, Massachusetts and Connecticut. She has held a variety of roles relevant to her current advocacy work for children and adult survivors. She has proudly held the following titles in public school settings: mandated reporter, teacher, mental health counselor / school social worker, ADTA certified dance therapist, yoga and meditation instructor, coach and mentor.



Licensure and Certification

Registered Dance Movement Therapist with American Dance Therapy Association – June 2011

Massachusetts School Adjustment/ Counseling License – May 2012

Oregon, Massachusetts, Connecticut English & Dance Teaching License

Kripalu Yoga Teacher (200 Hour) Certification – August 2007

Kripalu School of Yoga (500 hour YTT- Meditation Module) – August 2008

Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Level I & II – January 2008

New Paradigm MDT Reiki Master Teacher Level Certification – January 2013

Past Life Regression Therapy Certification with Dr. Brian Weiss – July 2013

Soul Coaching & Entrainment Certification with Karen Paolino – October 2012

Spiritual Development and Mentoring Program with Dr. Steven Farmer – Author and Shamanic Practitioner – Completed January 2016

Online Circle Facilitation Leadership Program and Certification - 2020

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