About Lunden

Lunden Abelson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist in Philadelphia, with seven years of therapeutic experience working with individuals, families and groups. Lunden received her degrees from Antioch New England Graduate School and The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Before being trained as a therapist, Lunden worked with trauma survivors and domestic assault survivors and their children as well as in prison with incarcerated women.  After getting her counseling degree, she began working with preschool and latency age children with Autism at the The Center for Autism, and then at the Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy with adults living with Autism and Mental Retardation.

She returned to working with domestic abuse and sexual violence at Women Organzied Against Rape as a child and adult counselor. While employed at WOAR Lunden was responsible for creating and implementing Building Blocks, a treatment approach for toddler's who have been impacted by sexual abuse. Lunden has also worked for a number of years at Creative Arts for Everyone, a therapeutic program to support families during supervised visitation. Lunden has also worked with indviduals overcoming substance abuse at Drexel College of Medicine in the Caring Together Program.

Lunden has years of experience providing professional supervision for aspiring Dance/Movement Therapists. Lunden has served on the board for the Pennsylvania Chapter of Dance/Movement Therapists for 6 years and is currently the board president. Lunden has served on the board of Girls Leadership Camp for a number of years. Lunden has been working with the National Environmental Education Foundation as a Nature Champion to make green space more accessible to youth through educating medical and mental health providers about the benfits of green space and physical play.

Lunden also provides professional trainings on issues related to play therapy, dance/movement therapy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, child sexual assault, sexual assault and the impact of trauma on an individual and family.