Whitney is a youth worker specializing in drama therapy, which involves combining traditional psychotherapy and dramatic techniques in support of healing and self-expression. As a drama therapist who has worked in multiple settings, Whitney is extremely connected to the creative arts’ capacity to provide an environment for youth to develop new possibilities that support their mental health. Whitney has worked with young people of all ages, their parents, caregivers, and support staff- including both neurotypical and specially-abled and developmentally diverse children and young adults.
Whitney leads from a trauma-informed, strength-based approach, and holds space for processing, healing, and growth for a diverse group of folks as she aims to ground this meaningful work in creativity and authenticity. Through techniques such as therapeutic theater, play therapy, role method, and Psychodrama, Whitney has explored topics such as social skills and self-advocacy, healthy relationships, and the intersection of race and ability.
Whitney is passionate about working with youth in school and community settings, while providing the holistic support that everyone deserves. Aligned with her perspective on healing and care, she loves that Robin focuses on empowering young people to create healthy habits and skills, while honoring their individual needs.