iNfinitely Well: Almetta Pitts, MSW, LSWAIC - Holistic Counselor
A little about me…
I am a Black womxn residing upon unceded Duwamish lands. I whole-heartedly believe in the following three things: decolonizing therapeutic practices, body-centered restorative wellness and trauma informed collective care.
My advocacy of decolonizing therapy encompasses acknowledging the historical trauma and systemic oppression that are projected upon our bodies and that impact our mental wellness. I am here to collaborate with you. I am here to witness you as an expert who is unlearning internalized oppression while relearning a collective healing and restorative framework for your life.
I have extensive experience within the areas of Trauma Informed Care & Wellness, Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction, Interpersonal and Relationship Wellness, Addiction Treatment (Dual Diagnosis), Consulting & Organizational Change, Workplace & Leadership Wellness, Race-Based Traumatic Stress, Restorative Justice, Military & Veterans Wellness, LGBQTIA+ Wellness, Sports Psychology, and Expatriate Wellness.
As a somatic abolitionist, I am here to provide you with a restorative and brave space that allows you to dismantle white body supremacy culture and characteristics. Engaging within this sacred space empowers you to explore coping tools that provide trauma informed collective care and wellness.
Why somatic abolitionism?
Resmaa Menakem who is a healer, somatic therapist, trauma specialist, and author of “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies” has defined somatic abolitionism as:
“Somatic Abolitionism is a living, embodied philosophy that requires endurance, stamina, and discernment. These can be built, day by day, through reps. These reps will temper and condition your body, your mind, and your soul.”
Source: Menakem, Resmaa “Somatic Abolitionism” – https://www.resmaa.com/movement
My goal is to partner with you, co-facilitating a brave and restorative space for you to explore what it is to live out a satisfying, enriching, and fulfilling life.
One of my favorite ways to practice somatic wellness and collective care is through dancing. I love to DANCE. I also enjoy participating in outdoor wellness especially within shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” The act of “forest bathing” or engaging within a forest atmospher