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Zara Raven

Intern

Assata Shakur said, “It’s not enough just to change the system. We need to change ourselves.”

 

How do we build in our microcosms the liberatory world we want to create? The work starts at home: in our communities, our relationships, and ourselves. In one-on-one and group therapy, I create spaces where we can be playful, accountable, and authentic. I offer invitations to use arts, crafts, and reading as tools for self-reflection and learning. I am a direct communicator, an empathetic listener, and receptive to feedback. I will regularly check in to make sure you’re getting what you need from our work together.


I have lived experience and expertise in supporting folks impacted by state and interpersonal violence. This includes experiences of sexual and intimate partner abuse; criminalization; housing insecurity/homelessness; family separation; and/or psychiatric institutionalization.

I love crafting, books, zines, journaling, tarot, dance, and Black feminist theory. I use these practices in work with community members interested in exploring healing in holistic ways.

pronouns: name or z
email: zara@walnutpsychotherapycenter.com

Education and Training

MSW Candidate • University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice

Certified Somatic Breathwork Facilitator • Parama Collective

BA • History • West Chester University

Areas of Focus

 

Abuse, trauma & PTSD, disability, couples, open/poly relationships

Theoretical Orientation

  • Relational

  • Trauma-informed

  • Systems theory

  • Anti-oppressive

  • Disability justice

  • Black queer feminist

  • Harm reduction

  • Prison abolition

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