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Welcome- I'm glad you're here.
My name is Alexa Palmer, founder and creator of Living Architecture.
I am a licensed creative arts therapist in the state of New York, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, and Graduate Laban Certified Movement Analyst. I also currently supervise first and second year graduate dance/movement therapy students and new clinicians. Before my career as a clinician, I was a dancer, performer, choreographer, athlete and student. I always knew, both personally and anecdotally, the possibility of deeper healing and self integration through movement.
Over the past 9 years, I have worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry with individuals ranging from 5 years of age to 93 years of age with a variety of different mental health concerns and strengths.
The first 5 years of my career I spent facilitating a variety of different group and individual therapy sessions to clients on inpatient units in the Bronx and in Brooklyn NY. I later transitioned and continue to work in a Partial Hospitalization Program in the Bronx, a step down day program for people discharged from these inpatient units.
I have been consistently amazed at the key role movement, body awareness, and creativity, hold within the healing and goal achievement process- whatever that process may look like.
Through movement, we can find integration of all aspects of ourselves. I look forward to working with you.