My name is Musenge, pronounced “Moo-sang-gay”, which means “the one who brings joy” in Bemba, one of the languages spoken in Zambia. I was born in Los Angles but did not live there until I was 16 years old when I moved from Botswana with my parents, two brothers, and 3 dogs. More recently I moved to Nashville with my partner and our two rescue Chihuahua/Terrier mixes. When I am not in my psychotherapy office, I am exploring the breath taking dog and kid friendly trails of Percy and Edwin Warner Parks and enjoying the many outdoor events Music City has to offer. While living in the San Francisco bay area I studied Cognitive Neuroscience at University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!) and later earned my Master of Arts in Somatic Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. Since I began working as a mental health counselor in 2010, I have had the opportunity to work in schools, private practice groups, and holistic centers as well as outpatient and residential programs for adolescents and adults with co-occurring mental health disorders.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT #1260) and Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP #3592) in the state of Tennessee and my specializations include Somatic Psychotherapy and Ecotherapy.
Our Shared Experience!
No matter where you are in your journey, I am here to support you with embodying wellness in all areas of your life. Together we can explore what it means to be who you are, reconnect with your body, commune with nature, learn new patterns of thinking, find your voice, and heal. My warm and grounded presence provides a safe space for you to explore how beautiful and amazing, but often times wounded relationship to our physical selves can impact our relationships, creativity, general well-being, and even our ability to reason and learn.
I integrate innovations such as non-violence, mindfulness, and body-mind holism with my training in expressive arts, authentic movement, ecotherapy, and Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy to work creatively and collaboratively with adults, adolescents, couples, romantic partners and families.
We'll explore how you perceive and experience the world using a variety of approaches (role-playing, nature, imagery, dance) to bring awareness and give you increased choice as you navigate new experiences. Contact me today to discuss what you would like to explore, experience or achieve in therapy
Recent Trainings & Certifications:
Ecotherapy Certification Level 1 & 2- Earthbody Institute
Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy -Hakomi Institute of California
Restorative Justice Training- Oakland Unified School District
Acupressure- McKinnon Body Therapy Center
Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing- Usui Shiki Ryoho
Please feel free to visit my LinkedIn Profile for my full CV.