Kiran C. Easwarachandran, MSS, LCSW, R-DMT
Our Bodies, Our Minds Facilitator
As a woman born and raised in Accra, Ghana, to parents of Indian and Sri Lankan descent, and now based in the east bay of California after spending time in 5 other states, Kiran considers herself somewhat of a global nomad grateful for the multi-lens view of the world she holds. Since completing her BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and her MSS in Clinical Social Work from Bryn Mawr College many moons ago, she has practiced as a Licensed Integrative Movement Psychotherapist in various capacities and believes that true holistic healing shines through when we work with the whole self-the body, the mind and the spirit. She went on to also complete accreditation as a Dance/Movement therapist, allowing her to bring in an eclectic mix of psychodynamic theories, strengths based practice, CBT, dance/movement therapy, expressive arts, eco-therapy and a Mindfulness orientation to her work.
Kiran has worked in private and agency practice for many years with a specialized focus in women’s health, trauma issues, domestic and sexual violence, body image, aging, relationship building, moving through transitions, mood disorders and expressive arts group process work. She also has an extensive background in education, diversity training, clinical supervision and created Bollywood Dance Fusion™, her own trademark body mind centered therapeutic movement practice, through which she has worked with various populations including people challenged by heart disease, substance abuse, imprisonment and spinal cord injuries.
Aside from her private therapy practice, Kiran also works as an Education Specialist with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) leading workshops on bias, bullying and social justice in school systems all over the East Bay. When not in her educator or therapist role, Kiran can be found dancing out her heart whenever, wherever the opportunity shows up.Back to Our People