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. 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 has provided dance therapy and counseling in settings such as schools, hospitals, and private practice. She works with children, families, and adults with a range of needs including ADHD, mood disorders, medical, and trauma histories. Throughout her career, Morgan has focused on research and clinical service to provide meaningful therapy for family caregivers and individuals with chronic, progressive, and advance illness as well as chronic pain and traumatic injury. Morgan is additionally trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Areas of clinical focus and expertise include:
infants, children, and families
pregnant and post-partum mothers
cancer patients and their families
medical diagnoses / events, and
non-verbal individuals (including Autism, selective mutism, and developmental delays)
authentic self expression
However, everyone who is interested in a mind-body focused approach to health and well-being is very welcome!
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 with 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.
TeleCounseling and Online Therapy
Morgan has a significant history in providing online and telehealth counseling to individuals and families. As the field continues to grow and develop, it has become a meaningful resource for individuals who may otherwise have difficulty accessing therapy in an environment or at a time that works for their needs. Morgan has provided training and clinical development to mental health organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area and Lehigh Valley, and currently serves as Clinical Director for a start-up telecounseling platform set to launch in early 2020. For more information on telecounseling and if it may be right for you, please click here.