Sondra Malling LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and a board-certified dance/movement therapist. I bring an embodied and creative approach to psychotherapy that is influenced by my experience as a movement analyst, dancer, and choreographer. I incorporate body-based techniques and mindfulness while putting you in the driver’s seat, as you are an expert of your own experience. My goal is to provide a compassionate, healing environment where you can feel free to express your whole self: mind, body, and spirit. This empowers you to take ownership of your whole self and initiate change and growth.
As a trauma-informed practitioner, I work with:
- Survivors of sexual, emotional, and physical trauma
- Anxiety and stress
- Depression and mood disorders
- Creatives and performing artists
- Anyone interested in the mind-body-spirit connection
I also strive to advocate for and am an ally to the Deaf and disability communities. I am fluent in American Sign Language and am passionate about providing culturally sensitive therapy to:
- Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and DeafBlind individuals across the lifespan.
- Adults with brain injuries
- Those living with serious mental illness
- Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Individuals with physical disabilities
I welcome all identities into the therapy space: all abilities, orientations, genders, spiritual paths, body sizes, and cultural backgrounds. I believe that the way you embody these identities–and the way the world views and treats your body–has profound impacts on your mental, physical, and spiritual health. In therapy, we can work together to explore and integrate your embodied experience.
I have over a decade of experience working in the mental health field in residential, day program, outpatient hospital, and private practice settings that have afforded me the skills to guide clients who seek support, healing, and wholeness.
Trauma-informed therapy is a holistic approach that recognizes that nearly all humans have experienced some sort of trauma, whether that be an acute event like an assault, ongoing trauma like childhood sexual abuse, or a collective trauma like the COVID-19 pandemic. I am committed to providing such care to my clients.
It’s September, and Deaf Awareness Month is here again! As a hearing ally, I firmly believe that Deaf Awareness month should center on Deaf people
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