Morgan Rakay, MA, LPC, BC-DMT
Morgan Rakay, MA, LPC, BC-DMT is a licensed professional counselor and board certified dance/movement therapist with over 10 years of experience working with individuals of varying mental and behavioral health needs, spanning the ages from infant to 100 years. Morgan received her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University, and has continued to be active in research, education, and advocacy. Morgan is currently a board member of the PA Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association.
Morgan’s work began with individuals who are multiply abled, have developmental delay, or are on the Autism spectrum. Morgan continues her work with children, families, and adults with ADHD, mood disorders, and trauma histories. Throughout her career, Morgan has honed her skill and experience through meaningful work with caregivers and individuals with chronic, progressive, and advance illness as well as chronic pain and traumatic injury. Settings have included pediatric hospitals, long term care facilities, palliative care, and outpatient clinics.
Currently, Morgan’s work focuses on caregivers and individuals with trauma, complex medical events, infant development and post-partum mothers, and non-verbal individuals - but welcomes everyone who is interested in a mind-body focused approach to health and well-being.
Dance and Movement
Morgan holds a BFA in dance from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, which provided opportunity for independent study and research including at Gallaudet U., Ghana, South Africa, and Italy. Morgan earned added certification in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences and African Studies. Morgan continues to dance and choreograph professionally, is an alumna of Azaguno African Drumming and Dance Ensemble and Pink Hair Affair, and an active member of DanceEthos Performance Company.
Teaching and Supervision
Morgan holds an adjunct faculty position at Drexel University where she provides supervision to graduate students in the dance therapy program and is involved in clinical research. Morgan was previously adjunct faculty for Jefferson University’s Community & Trauma Counseling program. She additionally provides clinical supervision for professionals seeking board certification in dance/movement therapy and state counseling licensure in PA.