AAIH Founder and President
Founder & President Lysa Monique Jenkins-Hayden, BBA, MA, CH, LPC is a graduate of the Drexel University Dance/Movement Therapy program. Her thesis entitled “Movement Encounters in Black and White: Understanding race and cultural competence in DMT” (click here for purchase ) underscored the need for the creation of the Association for Afrocentric and Indigenous Healears (AAIH) and the BAAD affinity group of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). She is a charter member of the ADTA Multicultural/Diversity Committee (MCD) and the founding member of two ADTA Affinity Groups: BAAD and Allies for Social Justice (ASJ). She earned her BS in business administration, marketing concentration/communications minor, from St. Joseph’s University. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and the owner and clinical director of Infinitely Inspired Therapeutic Arts (I2TA), providing dance, music, and art therapy services to adolescents and school-age children. She also has a small private practice (Inspired Therapeutic Solutions) (http://www.inspiredtherapy.weebly.com) using movement psychotherapy, coaching, hypnotherapy, emotional accupressure (EFT), image consulting, and wellness-planning approaches to health. She has also previously worked with families and adjudicated at-risk adolescents as a Functional Family Therapist, within the Philadelphia Family Court Systems. Before becoming a psychotherapist, Lysa Monique was a social researcher, who investigated quality of life issues for ethnic minorities in America, for over 10 years. She currently facilitates workshops on multicultural competence, holistic living, wellness planning, and marketing for small businesses. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. See a video clip of our President @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-uDk3ts514.