Welcome! I'm Caitlyn, a dance and movement therapist in the Seattle area in Washington state.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Kimberly Castelo, LF60690428
The lens through which I view your current state is intergenerational trauma, or the epigenetics theory that many previous generations' experiences influence our DNA and, therefore, our natural predispositions and reactions. To quote Resmaa Menakem, “Trauma decontextualized in a person looks like personality. Trauma decontextualized in a family looks like family traits. Trauma in a people looks like culture." (My Grandmother's Hands, 2017)
In pregnancy, we feel a future generation dance (ie, roll and hiccup) inside of us. The way we feel about and respond to the babies we are growing can have an effect on their development – starting in week 14, a fetus can have physical responses to our emotions. For those of us who have babies with ovaries, we may even affect the development of our potential future grandchild(ren)! As we transition into our pregnant bodies together I will support you in developing your own special dance.
Each child's thoughts and behaviors come from a blend of nature (their biology and predispositions) and nurture (their environment). In my child and family sessions, I may work individually with your child, but my focus will be to advocate for your child's needs as we collaborate in sessions to make changes within your family. Together we will use creativity and movement to expand your family's vocabulary for expression and understanding.
Whether you're feeling like you're overcommitting and burning out, working to understand why you react and respond the way you do, or just trying to get enough momentum to get through the day, I will meet you where you are and help you connect with your body's wisdom and capacity for creativity and change.
I believe that the body has wisdom and that is has its own innate capacity for creative expression and communication. Dance and movement therapy is my primary therapeutic modality of choice to help you both find your body's own creativity and connect with your body's intergenerational wisdom. I feel the therapeutic work can be the most beneficial in this non-verbal, creative, highly relational, and often playful place.