MEET THE ACTIVISTS
Introducing our team of trauma healing activists
from the SETH Advanced Level program
Charna Cassell, MA, MFT
SETH Project: Bright Horizon Children's Home, Nepal
Charna Cassell, licensed MFT, and Certified Master Somatic Coach, is passionate about empowering clients to live a more spirited and enlivened existence. The practices she engages in - dance, meditation, internal martial arts and playing outdoors - directly impact the presence she brings to her work. Charna helps clients show up as charismatic and trustworthy people who lead with open hearts, grace and power, in all aspects of their lives.
Through a blend of somatic psychotherapy, Aikido-based practices and bodywork, she specializes in unwinding trauma, embodied sexuality, leadership coaching and moving through life transitions. Her clients include entrepreneurs, medical professionals, post-trauma thrivers, cultural creatives, and youth. In addition to being a Graduate of Advanced Somatics and Trauma with Staci Haines, Charna received her Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology at CIIS. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC #51238, and sees couples, individuals and families in private practice in San Francisco and Berkeley.
Born in Nepal, Charna returned to Kathmandu through our SETH Level 2 activist program to co-facilitate the teaching of the SETH program to teachers and students at Bright Horizon Children's Home.
Leslie Davidson, MA, MFT
SETH Project: Vicarious Trauma workshop, USA
Leslie is a licensed marriage and family therapist and drama therapist who has dedicated most of her therapeutic practice to working with at-risk and traumatized youth. Leslie began her work with youth as a teacher 15 years ago and decided that her passion was to work with youth on a deeper level. Leslie has been trained and certified and specializes in the areas of restorative justice, drama & creative arts therapies, bully prevention, and trauma recovery.
Based on Leslie's personal experiences and experience in her work she is deeply interested in helping to prevent and end sexual exploitation of youth. Leslie would like to use drama therapy as a means to empower youth in their therapeutic healing process from challenging experiences such as sexual exploitation, human trafficking, physical and emotional abuse, and environmental trauma.
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