Laura McKellin, MA, R-DMT, E-RYT500 is a dance movement therapist at our Embark Behavioral Health West LA Outpatient clinic. She earned her BA in psychology from University of Colorado, Boulder and MA in Somatic Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in dance movement therapy from Naropa University. Laura’s clinical background consists of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, individuals experiencing early-episode psychosis, and military veterans experiencing PTSD. She specializes in the psychotherapeutic use of movement and body-based (somatic) interventions to foster social, emotional, and psychological health and development. Laura’s authentic, nonjudgmental, and compassionate presence creates a safe space for self exploration, integration, and healing. Laura believes that everyone has the inherent ability to move towards wholeness and be happy, healthy, and successful. Laura’s passions outside of work include being in nature, meditation, traveling, cooking, live music, animals, yoga, and enjoying time with family and friends.