As a licensed social worker (LCSW) and registered somatic movement therapist (RSMT), I bring over 25 years of clinical expertise as a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and somatic work to my role as UZAZU’s clinical advisor. I am an UZAZU co-trainer and certified practitioner, helping develop, guide, and deliver our live & online training events and our 10-month certification program; and I actively support our UZAZU community.
In my clinical work as a psychotherapist I bring UZAZU, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Body-Mind Centering®, embodied polyvagal theory, ego state work, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) to my sessions with clients. As a Somatic Movement Therapist I integrate UZAZU with Body-Mind Centering® as well other somatic and movement-based approaches to embodied work.
I also provide consultation and professional development workshops to helping professionals, exploring the integration of somatic/body-based work with psychotherapy. I’ve presented workshops on Polyvagal Theory at Kripalu and Omega Institute, and have been a regular co-presenter & collaborator with Deb Dana, an internationally renowned speaker and educator on Polyvagal Theory.
In addition to my profession as a psychotherapist and somatic movement therapist, I teach somatic approaches to improvisational dance and contact improvisation, with an extensive background and training in yoga, bodywork, theater, and contact improvisation. I am also a DJ for our beloved ecstatic dance community, here in Portland, Maine.
I’m currently hunkered down during COVID with my partner Jason and his 12 year old son, as well as 2 cats and a senior dog, and with my recent-ish college graduate daughter just around the corner. My therapy website is debgrant.net. I love UZAZU and delight in being a part of the UZAZU team!
Professional Roles:UZAZU Master Co-Trainer, Psychotherapist, Somantic Movement Therapist
Address:Portland, OR, USA