Therapies at Mahalo Art Center

Luz Elena Morey, MA, RDT is a Registered Drama Therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association. She has a masters degree in transpersonal developmental psychology and over 35 years of training and experience with transpersonal, nature-connected drama therapy and sound healing. She has studied for decades with healers and indigenous shamans from North, Central and South America as well as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Luz Elena (pronounced Luce el- AY-nah) brings over three decades of therapeutic experience into service to help people powerfully align with their own, personal inner wisdom and creativity. 

Results: people gain awareness, confidence, clarity, vitality, positive orientation and vision. The work specializes in helping people bring their visions into action, from the inside out. (See testimonials below.)
Luz Elena's work also specializes in releasing unhealthy patterns and trauma-related emotional/mental and behavioral blocks. 
Clients report experiencing more effectiveness and satisfaction in relatively few sessions. (See testimonials below.) 
Inner Wisdom Therapy uses conventional as well as ancient and innovative techniques. Psycho-education and standard methods used in modern psychotherapy practice are enhanced with safe, body-centered expressive arts therapies, sound, rhythm, meridian tapping and energy work from a transpersonal, developmental and nature-allied perspective. 
Trauma release work employs a variety of body-centered modalities as well as methods inspired by TFT, EFT, TAT, EMDR and other advanced meridian tapping perspectives, which are relatively fast, effective and long-lasting.  
Sessions/Retreats/Professional Trainings:
Luz Elena offers private sessions, professional development intensives and retreats for individuals and groups. Sessions are by phone and in-person at locations in central Vermont as well as in Brattleboro, Vermont, at Mahalo Art Center and other locations.
Duration: Clients usually experience satisfaction in achieving their goals within a few sessions at most. Sessions average between 1 - 3 hours. Clients who choose to do ongoing work experience shorter sessions after the initial two or three sessions. Some people choose to work with Luz Elena for years. This is encouraged as needed.
Clients: Clients come from all walks of life! Many are people who work with others in some capacity; as healers, therapists, coaches, teachers, leaders and visionaries.
Fees: Rates range between $80 - $200/hour for private sessions. Every effort is made to accommodate people in economic need. Workshops rates vary.

Clients who have been involved in years of other types of therapies often find this work immediately effective and long lasting, and a powerful adjunct to other ongoing therapeutic processes, like weekly psychotherapies. 


Luz Elena is extraordinarily gifted in creating an environment where people can come into their full selves. With her guidance, I’ve reached points of deep clarity in my self expression. The impact of her healing modalities has been profound.
Luz Elena meets all parts of me, right here and right now. She works with me how I need her to work with me, creatively attending to my challenges and supporting my potential.
Luz Elena provided a leadership and control that gave me helpful answers and results. This type of directness and effectiveness is very uncommon in my experience.
I felt an immediate impact in a short session. It was faster than what I felt in three years of talk therapy. I was impressed by the immediacy of the search for the truth. You didn’t have to know about every moment of my life.
To explore my inner realm with Luz Elena was such a delicate yet expansive experience. Her ability to hold a space of definitive trust allowed me to go deep into the experience. Her spontaneity in creative exploration provided me with a platform to embody this process in a way that cannot be duplicated though oral or meditative modalities.
When I moved away from Vermont, Luz Elena agreed to offer phone sessions. In the past, I’d done much better with in-person work, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that the magical healing experience continued and was just as enjoyable via telephone.
Working with Luz Elena gave me a beautiful vision that I’ve used as a calming and centering tool.
Joy, Bliss, Awareness,
A New Beginning in the Journey of Life,
the end result of a session with Luz Elena
Luz Elena Morey is a gifted healer with an abundance of knowledge and skill. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been one of Luz Elena’s clients. Her sincere compassion and attentiveness truly makes her stand out as a therapist. Luz Elena utilizes a vast assortment of therapeutic techniques and skills spanning from present clinical methodologies to cutting edge energetic clearing processes, all while maintaining a strong foundation in the power of ancient wisdom. I can genuinely say that I feel the positive impact she provided to my mind and soul every day of my life.
Many of my thoughts, emotions and ways of acting were triggered by terrible memories. I often felt out of control. Luz Elena helped me release these hooks from the past in a few sessions. Now I feel more “me” and amazingly free and creative!
Luz Elena is at the same time grounded and expansive, humble and wise. Working with her is like walking between worlds... She brings her whole self to the healing process, creating a safe space to journey toward one’s own wholeness. Call it therapy, or call it spiritual practice - it is both.
Thank you. Wonderful. Whatever has been going on in my left hip/lower back area is so much better. It’s been 2-3 years of discomfort I’ve been trying to figure out. Miraculous.
This work helped me express and liberate emotions that I needed to express. It was a liberating experience - new yet practical for daily use.
I entered into my session with Luz Elena seeking creative rejuvenation, and this was honored and fully met. She provided a place of refuge, a haven that I have kept within and drawn from weeks following the actual work. Luz Elena provided me with the perfect balance of freedom and structure, allowing me to draw upon my own creativity, supporting me with superb drumming and toning, and making gentle suggestions at crucial moments throughout the session. A wonderful experience!
Luz Elena very respectfully encouraged my inner emotional journey and gently helped to facilitate an amazingly powerful energetic release that is truly indescribable. It has been a privilege to have her as my guide and teacher.

In addition to work with therapeutic groups and private clients (in-person and by-phone), Luz Elena presents at professional conferences and facilitates retreat intensives for leaders, healers and teachers.

Luz Elena also works with babies, toddlers and young children as a movement and music specialist and has been leading teacher trainings for preschool teachers for over thirty years. She is presently creating a website and Youtube channel full of music and movement related resources for early childhood care providers. These resources would be developmentally appropriate, soulful and supportive of healthy nature-connection.

Luz Elena is the author of the book, Romantic Attraction and the Longing for Bliss: Lust, Love, Obsession and the Quest for Wholeness, a look at romantic attraction from the perspectives of human development, evolution, spirituality, psychologically, biology and culture.  It is available through Mahalo Art Center for $40 plus shipping. Luz Elena has also published a chapter in The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy (2013), which received a gold star for literary excellence. It is available through Amazon and Mahalo Art Center. Luz Elena's life work in the therapeutic arts is featured in the Member Spotlight of the North American Drama Therapy Association's "Behind the Scenes" of September, 2013.

Luz Elena is the creator and director of the Gathering in Gratitude process and has produced several films: The Source and other films about the Gathering in Gratitude process. They are available for viewing via at the Gathering in Gratitude link.

For information please contact Luz Elena at 802-451-9495
Therapeutic Fee: $80 - $200/hour
Sliding scales are available.