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Therapists / Instructors

Shalee Horstman

Shalee Horstman, Director

"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness or mere being." - Carl Jung

Shalee Horstman is the founder and company director of Dance for the Soul, Integrative Medicine. She is a psychotherapist that incorporates many modalities such as movement, arts, meditation, talk therapy, dream work, and yoga. Shalee is a professional member of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy United Kingdom (ADMPUK), Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee (MDIC), Yoga Alliance, and Colorado Association of Psychotherapists (CAP). Shalee is also a certified child and family investigator (CFI), a certified yoga instructor (CYT), and a CASA advocate.

PHILOSOPHY:

Shalee focuses on using an integrative medical approach to healing by using many modalities as the vehicles for personal development. Through taking a creative body/mind approach, an individual is encouraged to engage with the therapeutic process to integrate and further their social, cognitive, emotional and physical aspects of themselves.

Shalee believes in establishing a safe and welcoming environment for optimum healing. Shalee's approach is psychoanalytic with an emphasis on developing a positive relationship between therapist and client. Her personal style is influenced by Jungian techniques and uses many aspects of the creative arts, such as drawing, dancing, role playing, dream analysis, imagery exploration, and music to enhance ultimate expression. Shalee models hard work and consistency for lasting change in an individual's life.

SPECIALIZATION:

Shalee specializes in children, adolescents and adults who have endured trauma, abuse and neglect, and those suffering from emotional/behavioral difficulties. This may include anxiety and depression difficulties, divorce, self esteem difficulties, PTSD, sensory integration issues, ADHD, and other behavioral issues.

EDUCATION:

Shalee completed her Bachelor's degree in Dance Education from Florida International University and her Master's degree in Movement Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths College, University of London in United Kingdom. She is now undergoing her Ph.D. in Somatic Psychology with emphasis in integrative medicine from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Shalee has worked with people from all over the world studying and analyzing movement and nonverbal communication. During her graduate degree, she worked at world renowned mental health institutions located around the globe. She currently works within the community through the family court systems, local homeless shelters, and in private practice. Shalee continues to advocate the importance the body has on an individual's psychological functioning and strives to improve the lives of others with the creative arts.

Yoga

Shalee's classes include creative and unique sequencing inspired by over 20 years of dance and yoga experience. Her passion is finding a cohesive blend between challenging asanas, steady flow, personal expression, and correct alignment. Her ultimate joy is witnessing someone emerge themselves in movement foregoing any self judgement and let their body do the talking.

Cecilia Kosak

Cecilia Kosak, Art Therapist/Family Therapist

Cecilia is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist, receiving her Masterís in 2007 from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She believes that art as a tool in therapy can help reveal the unconscious and subconscious worlds where trauma, memories, and conflict live. Cecilia believes in the power of unconditional positive regard remembering and respecting that everyone has had their own journey of obstacles to walk. She specializes in parent coaching and working with families together to create healthier, happier, and more functional lives.

Cori Woodland

Cori Woodland, MA, LPC, LAC, CYT., Yoga Instructor

Cori is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC), and Certified Yoga Instructor (CYT). She received her Master's degree from Naropa University in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology in 2009. She also has training and experience in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Wilderness Therapy, biofeedback, experiential therapies, and parent coaching. Cori works with children, adolescents, and adults using a strength-based approach. Through both therapy and yoga, Cori incorporates body and mind with an expanding awareness of potential and action steps. For more information check out CoriWoodland.com

Megan Thompson

Megan Thompson, Kid's Yoga Instructor

I am certified yoga teacher and school teacher with years of experience in education and childcare. I am excited to share the benefits and joys of yoga with kids. In my classes children will learn foundational movements and breath as well as physical and emotional awareness, all with a kid-friendly twist. Young yogis will enjoy a playful, imaginative class that helps strengthen their bodies and minds.

Erin Farrell

Erin Farrell, Yoga Instructor

My classes empower students to breathe and flow in elegant, deliberate sequences through Vinyasa Flow. I believe in meeting students where they are and finding variations and modifications that enable every student to embody movement in a meaningful way. What we learn on the yoga mat can provide insight into the intangible aspects of ourselves, and that is what I strive to accomplish each and every class!