Jill Leversee MA
Jill believes in the innate drive in all of us to move towards healing when the appropriate support and guidance is given. She sees the role of the therapist as one that helps shed a light on inherent wisdom already present in the individual, rather than providing answers or solutions from the position of an “expert.” As a dance movement therapist, Jill strongly believes that the body can be a gateway to profound personal insight and transformation. Jill sees the body as a source of wisdom that can help us both understand and meet our most authentic needs. She supports her clients in gaining a deeper understanding of this connection through dance movement therapy, somatic psychotherapy and mindful awareness.
We’re all just walking each other home. ~Ram Dass
Jill received a masters degree in counseling with a focus on dance movement therapy and body psychotherapy from Naropa University. She is currently pursuing dual licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado. She has a BA in dance, along with many years experience as a dance educator, performer and choreographer, all of which she brings to her work as a therapist. This includes many years working with and mentoring adolescents in these roles. For the past 3 years, Jill’s work has been mostly focused on supporting clients in working with trauma and addiction. For the past 2 years, Jill has worked primarily with individuals in the criminal justice system who are struggling with trauma and addiction. Working with those who often times can feel alienated, isolated and broken has fueled her interest in supporting others to claim their own unique gifts and voice as a way to find a sense of belonging and fulfillment.
The wound is the place where the light enters you. ~Rumi
While Jill has experience in a number of areas, she specializes in:
Embodiment and the body/mind connection
Accessing and owning your unique and authentic voice
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?... Your playing small does not serve the world. ~Marianne Williamson