Ebony T. Nichols M.A., BC-DMT, LCAT is a somatic mental health and wellness practitioner, Board Certified - Dance/Movement Psychotherapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and adjunct professor.
Ebony has experience in partial hospitalization/inpatient psychiatry and mental health care facilities, working with psychotic and behavioral health concerns, and with individuals who are developmentally diverse and experience physical, emotional, and sensory challenges. She has also worked with a non-profit organization in partnership with New York City public schools to develop social-emotional regulation from an anti-oppressive strength-based lens and has provided services internationally while exploring the dynamics of underrepresented communities.
Ebony is the Multicultural and Diversity Committee Chair-Elect for the ADTA and received the honor of "The Leader of Tomorrow Award" (2019) and “The Innovation Award” (2021) by the organization. Her research is rooted in cultural/race identity, trauma-informed care, and her current work centers Black Aesthetics of the African Diaspora through cultural movement narratives, non- verbal communication, and somatic based healing practices.