Brooke Stepp, MS, CN, LMHC
Somatic Therapist, Politicized Healer, and Clinical Director
Brooke is a queer, mixed race femme with black and white ancestry. Their work is greatly informed by the lineages of generative somatics, mindfulness meditation, western psychotherapy, Health at Every Size, and liberation movements in the U.S. and internationally.
Brooke's work is primarily body-based, or somatic in orientation. The word soma is a Greek word meaning the living body in its wholeness. They believe that the body is fundamentally a domain of action, mood, learning, coordination and dignity.
Through our bodies we learn to sense others and the environment around us. We learn to express moods and emotions. We generate interpretations and beliefs. We interpret experiences that have occurred historically and we take action towards a future that we get to decide for ourselves and with the communities we are a part of.
There is so much about our culture, and about the very real impacts of trauma and oppression that robs us of the wealth of knowledge and resource we can access through our bodies.
Our work will go beyond the traditional talk therapy paradigm. We will engage in specific somatic practices and somatic bodywork that are meant to let us be fully alive, choiceful and resilient, where trauma and oppression has cut us off from our ability to do so.
Menosh Z.A., MS, MSW, LSWAIC
Mental Health Therapist and Politicized Healer
With a heart of connection, Menosh partners with clients to heal from trauma and build resilience in the face of oppression and injustice. With a grounded understanding of structural violence and a deep belief in transformative justice, Menosh supports clients with identifying symptoms, understanding root causes, and developing strategies to address them. Menosh’s client-centered counseling engages multiple pathways toward healing, including strengths-based therapy and cathartic storytelling.
Specialties: Women of Color, Queer Women, Victims/Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Assault, Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence and State/Structural Violence (War/Torture), PTSD, Immigrants, Refugees, Expatriates
Menosh offers counseling in 7 languages, including Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Punjabi, and English.