Mynesha is a recent graduate of Drexel University’s Dance/movement therapy and counseling Master’s program. Mynesha was born in South Central, a high-crime, low-income area in Los Angeles. She began dancing in high school and later graduated from the University of California, Riverside with degrees in Dance and Sociology. During her time a Drexel, Mynesha interned at a residential treatment facility for adolescent girls, an adult inpatient psychiatric hospital, and a school for children with cerebral palsy. She also worked at Urban Blazers, an organization that works with youth from under-resourced areas around Philadelphia exposing them to the natural gems of the Fairmount Park system to create knowledgeable, confident, and competent youth with healthy lifestyles and relationships.
Informed by her experiences growing up in LA and working around Philadelphia, some of Mynesha’s goals as a dance/movement therapist (DMT) are to connect with traumatized youth based on their shared pasts, especially those of color and help them recognize their potential to heal. Mynesha also wants to help clincians and other professionals understand the cultural norms that may influence the healing processes of traumatized individuals.