PhD, BC-DMT, LPCC, MPH, NCC
Dr. Amber Gray is a Human Rights Psychotherapist and a Somatic and Dance/Movement Therapist who has worked with survivors of interpersonal, collective and intergenerational trauma, particularly torture, war, and human rights abuses, for 25 years. Amber provides clinical and transformational training in her Right to Embody trainings, integrating refugee mental health and torture treatment with creative arts, mindfulness, and body-based therapies for programs serving survivors worldwide. She, with her clients, created a resiliency-based framework and clinical approach (Restorative Movement Psychotherapy) for somatic and movement therapies with survivors of trauma in multi-cultural contexts; they also co-created Polyvagal-Informed Somatic and Dance/Movement Therapy, based on 24 years of immersion in Polyvagal Theory. The latter is the subject of her upcoming book, Roots, Rhythm and Reciprocity (to be published by Norton). She regularly facilitates WildZeNess Eco-Somatic Body of Change retreats for survivors, caregivers and practitioners, serving communities affected by injustice, oppression and trauma.