Sarah Suatoni and Macdara MacColl bring 40 years of combined experience in the arts, community building and mind-body therapy.
Sarah Suatoni, President, The Tween Scene LLC, holds a BFA in Dance from the Julliard School and an MA in counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
She worked for many years as a dancer, choreographer, and movement teacher in New York City.
Sarah's choreography combined storytelling and dance to explore psychological themes.
has taught movement ranging from gymnastics and dance to fitness, and movement mediation for 25 years.
has spent years investigating the mind body interface through her
study of dance, yoga and various healing techniques.
Sarah began leading psychotherapy groups during her clinical internship at Goldwater Memorial Hospital.
Leading groups slowly became an area of expertise.
became committed to the belief that we can affect great change through group processes and by working in community.
Sarah is hired to lead groups and act as a consultant specializing in the interface between psychology and the body.
Recent work includes holding an advanced position of on the Hellerwork
faculty, consulting for Enact (a drama therapy group that works in inner city schools), and working with Kari Henley of Gather Central leading woman's groups.
In addition to her MA, she is a certified Hellerwork practitioner, and has a private therapy practice on the Connecticut Shoreline and in New York City.
work combines talk therapy, movement instruction, and deep-body tissue work.
treats adults, couples, and children for both chronic pain and emotional stress.
ran a center for movement and bodywork in New York City for 15 years and recently moved to Killingworth, Connecticut with her
husband and their two daughters, one dog and four cats.