Chauncey was born and raised in New York City . Chauncey holds a License in Creative Arts Therapy, specifically specializing in Movement Therapy. Additionally, Chauncey has completed her Masters in Social Work and is working towards her License in Social Work.
Chauncey studied Dance and Modern Languages at Kenyon College in Ohio for undergraduate, where she discovered that the root of her passion was expression. She completed her Masters in Science in Dance/Movement Therapy at the Pratt Institute in 2016 and completed her Masters in Social Work at Fordham University in 2022. Chauncey has completed certificates in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Current Trends in Family Intervention: Evidence-Based and Promising Practice Models of In-Home Intervention. She is a lifelong learner who is hungry for new insight/knowledge.
Chauncey’s previous experience includes work in inpatient psychiatric settings, outpatient substance use clinics, Personalized Recovery Oriented Service programs, high schools, and detention centers.Chauncey has experience with special populations including participants with severe and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders, mood disorders, trauma, families, and interpersonal issues.
Chauncey’s therapeutic style is to meet clients where they are and use a strength-based approach to empower clients. She is collaborative throughout the therapeutic process working with clients to achieve their therapeutic goals. Chauncey offers both verbal and non-verbal (i.e. movement, art, and drama) tools to support her clients.
Chauncey’s other clinical/research interests include deepening her studies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Authentic Movement.
Chauncey is proficient in Spanish and French. She has experience offering therapeutic services in both languages. Chauncey is also a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.
Chauncey’s hobbies include yoga, hiking, and snuggling with her Havanese puppy, Bea. Self-care is an essential part of Chauncey’s life. She goes for long walks, meditates, spends time with family & friends, and uses various movement tools (i.e. running, yoga, dance) for self-care.
Chauncey loves working in NYC because of the diverse and resilient nature of the city. She views NYC as an open-minded city that offers inspiration and creativity. Community is very important to Chauncey. She loves giving back to her community through volunteering at her neighborhood women’s shelter, supporting local businesses, and remaining an activist for issues that affect local and global communities.