photo of Jeannine by Philip Dembinski

Jeannine Salemi holds an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, and Certified Movement Analyst. She also has extensive training in the practice and facilitation of Authentic Movement, an embodied mindfulness practice. Jeannine has been active as a Dance/Movement Therapist and Counselor for over 10 years, serving adults with brain injuries, adults with developmental disabilities, and adults with mental illness and addiction. She has worked with individuals from a wide variety of cultures, and understands that we all hold stories and beliefs that shape who we are. Even as we come into therapy wanting to change, Jeannine honors that we are still part of a web of the culture from which we came. Jeannine holds the space as a compassionate guide for others to rest into their own self-reflection and discover their authentic path to healing and wholeness. Her approach is based on creating genuine interpersonal connection and developing somatic awareness as a way to come into more alignment with our true selves, from which we have more freedom of choice and agency in our lives.

 

Jeannine is quite gifted as a facilitator of Authentic Movement. Whenever I participate in one of her sessions, I feel renewed and rebalanced. It is quite helpful for working through compassion fatigue and burnout, releasing energies held in my body from the work I do.
— Liz Muckley, Drama Therapist & Adjunct Professor at Adler University