A collective of NYC professionals working alongside each other for the greater good.
TARYN E. HUGHES
CEO / FOUNDER
A pioneer in body-centered therapy, Ms. Hughes has supported groups and individuals in coping with or overcoming physical and emotional trauma for the past 15 years.
Taryn understands the moral complexity, exhaustion, futility and altered life path of professionals who serve our most vulnerable citizens. As a former program service provider for youth serving life w/o parole prison sentences, she grappled with being "all-in" at work, while being "all-numb" and exhausted at home. Like many professionals who witness great suffering, she was operating in a self-sacrificing paradigm that affected her life and health. Today, in response to her own journey and healing, she shares her skill and hope for healing with professionals exposed to trauma at work, knowing firsthand there is a way to serve others while maintaining inner peace and happiness.
Taryn Hughes has years of experience in consulting, program development, and facilitation. She's been a regular service provider for public and government institutions including the Department of Corrections, Job Corps, YMCA, Humboldt University, Berlin Public and International School systems and the British Embassy. Ms. Hughes pursued her LLM studies in International Human Rights Law, focused on Women and Minority Rights, at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany and completed her BA in Fine Applied Arts / Dance, Point Park University. Her training as a professional dancer launched her career in mind-body and movement therapy. She's trained in the Hakomi Method and various approaches to Somatic Therapy, Embodiment, Mindfulness and Trauma-Informed Yoga. Supplementary trainings include restorative justice and equitable practices.
DR. LISA COHEN
HEAD OF CRISIS RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
Licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City and co-developer of an evidence-based treatment for survivors of complex trauma. She spent more than a decade of her career as a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center testing and disseminating interventions for the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress and Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Cohen is also a crisis and trauma response consultant whom provides "psychological first aid" to people, businesses and communities in the aftermath of disaster. www.DrLisaCohen.com
STAFF (& ASSOCIATES)
We partner with and hire area professionals - psychologists, social workers, somatic therapists, trauma specialists and gifted facilitators from various backgrounds to offer our signature services in local communities.
Starting a sustainable organization takes a village. Thank you to all professionals that have contributed expertise.