Our Board

Welcome The New Board!
Thank you to all of the past boards! A huge thank you to our most recent board, Melissa Walker, Melisa Sanzone, Lisa Bradley, for your wonderful service and dedication to growing the 2-14-2016 Rocky Mountain Chapter American Dance Therapy Association board. A special thank you to our new president (past secretary), Alicia Patterson for her continued service, new leadership, and continual commitment to donating her time to the board. As the new board, we are excited to continue developing the resources that RM-ADTA can offer to our community, such as the chapter meetings, local conferences, and sponsoring our members’ work and events.

2016 – 2018 Rocky Mountain Chapter ADTA Board

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President: Alicia Patterson, MA, LPC, R-DMT, BC-DMT candidate
Our former RM-ADTA Secretary, Alicia is a graduate of Naropa University with training in Dance Movement Therapy, Body Psychotherapy, group facilitation, and more. She has served on the faculty at Naropa and holds additional certifications and training in Birthing & Attachment, PET-C (couples therapy model), Reiki (energy work), Health & Nutrition Coaching, Gestalt, Clinical Supervision & Mentoring, Yoga, Meditation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Authentic Movement, Yoga instruction, and is also trained as a birth doula. Alicia has been working with groups and movement for 7 years and thrives on the group field. In addition to private psychotherapy, yoga & group facilitation, Alicia is on staff at Noeticus Counseling Center as a staff psychotherapist, program manager, & clinical supervisor. Alicia has her own form of group work named Eros + The Body, providing group experiences for exploration of intimacy, touch, & sexuality. Visit Alicia’s website or email alicianpatterson@gmail.com for more information.


unnamed-2Secretary: Stefanie
Raccuglia, MA
Stefanie is a recent graduate of Naropa University’s MA in Somatic Counseling Psychology Program with a dual concentration in Dance/Movement Therapy and Body Psychotherapy. Stefanie hopes to continue honing in on her specialty in working with children, adolescents and families. Currently a registered psychotherapist and R-DMT candidate, Stefanie works for Maple Star of Colorado serving families and children in the foster care system. Stefanie has always balanced her worlds of being a helping professional and her passion for dance, musical theatre and performance and continuously aims to foster seamless integration of those two worlds. Stefanie has served as one of the representatives for the Student ADTA group for the last 3 years and is thrilled to join the Rocky Mountain Chapter.


unnamedTreasurer: Deb Silver, MA, LPCC, R-DMT
Deb hails from the east coast where she wore the hats of choreographer, director, and dance artist. Her past life brought her into her current path as a graduate from Naropa University with a Masters in Somatic Counseling Psychology, concentration Dance/Movement Therapy. Working with individuals and groups, Deb aims to support others in embodying a comfort within their own skin…whether via artistic collaboration or therapeutic process. Integrating the worlds of the body, creative expression, and psychotherapy through the lens of power, privilege, and oppression are integral to Deb’s work. She currently works for Naropa’s Somatic Counseling department as an academic advisor, instructor, and internship/practicum coordinator.  In the greater Denver/Boulder area Deb can be found leading workshops with her colleague, Karen Jensen, on Embodied Explorations of Consent.

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