©2018 by J. Morgan Rakay, MA, LPC, BC-DMT

ABOUT MORGAN

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.

Clinical Work

Morgan has provided dance therapy 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

  • medical diagnoses / events, and 

    • medical caregivers​

  • 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.