Judith demonstrates her multi-dimensional skills as a therapist first by attuning herself to the specific, unique needs of individual clients, students, and professional colleagues. Then, using compassionate listening, her physical intelligence, and wisdom accumulated as a psychotherapist over the last 40 years, she helps to guide others through anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation, adjustments to loss, transitions, disabilities, and illness. Having recently completed Level 2 training of the Internal Family Systems model, she is now finding creative opportunities to integrate this innovative clinical approach with the highly-refined diagnostic and clinical framework she has used for many years as a master Board Certified Dance/Movement therapist and counseling professional.
Over the years, Judith has also had the opportunity to share her expertise and experience with students in several highly-regarded national and international graduate training programs for mental health practitioners. After beginning her career as a therapist at the Northwestern University Out-Patient Day Hospital and the Children’s Memorial Hospital, both in Chicago, Illinois, she then became the Director of Dance Therapy at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., and subsequently an Adjunct Professor in the Goucher College Graduate Program in Dance Therapy, in Towson, Maryland.
Now, in addition to maintaining a private psychotherapy practice, she has also been working in a trans-disciplinary professional partnership, collaborating with Peter Norlin, an experienced organization development practitioner. As designers and co-facilitators, for the past 20 years they have been integrating traditional, cognitively-oriented approaches to visioning, strategic thinking and planning, and team development with embodied, movement-oriented experiences in both corporate and not-for-profit settings. This partnership experience has enabled Judith to find new, compelling connections between clinical and workplace settings, with opportunities to integrate powerful psychotherapeutic frames, such as the Internal Family Systems model, and dance/movement therapy, with emerging, innovative approaches to organizational consultation, learning, and change.