Lea is a registered dance movement psychotherapist currently based in Ottawa and the regional representative of Ontario for the Dance Movement Therapy Association in Canada DMTAC. She has completed her masters at Goldsmiths University of London (UK) and has facilitated sessions with children, youth and adults in England, Jordan and Lebanon. Her main focus is working with people struggling with mental health, survivors of domestic violence, refugees, victims of war trauma and people with special needs and learning difficulties.
Her initial training in psychomotor therapy in Lebanon with people with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and learning disabilities made her feel the need to explore body, emotions and relationships creatively while using the Arts.
Lea is passionate about dance movement therapy advocacy and raising awareness about the beauty and importance of the body-mind connection, how it affects our everyday lives and how we can use it to improve our well-being.