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Lianna Dreyfus M.A.

Lianna Dreyfus, M.A. holds undergraduate degrees in Communication and Anthropology, with an emphasis in Cultural Communication and Mayan studies.

Lianna has:

Lived, studied and worked in Mayan communities in the Yucatan, including the capital city of Merida as well as the ruins of Chichen Itza, Isla Mujeres and Palenque. Her emphasis is in modern cultural communication without violence, which is a traditional predominant theme of Mayan culture.

Completed a graduate (M.A.) degree in Communication, with an emphasis on Intergenerational Communication and the development of self-esteem through familial storytelling.

Worked in the area of domestic violence as an advocate and counselor. She works with men, women and adolescents. She works well with those recovering from childhood abuse.

Completed an MFT degree with an emphasis in trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, including transportation crisis recovery.

Worked in the Recovery community, and enjoys working with the most challenging clients, whether the behavior be with methamphetamines, alcohol, eating disorders or other compulsive behavior.

Received many grants and awards, including the prestigious "Excellence in Equity" Education and Diversity Award in Colorado.

Counseled first-generation children and immigrants, and is familiar with the challenges that face them.

Worked at the University of Colorado for many years as a counselor, administrator and program coordinator for various speakers and artists. Visitors have included Hillary Clinton, Nobel Peace Prize winners Rigoberta Menchu and Bishop Desmond Tutu as well as Presidential Poet Laureate Maya Angelou.

Taught music production and has worked on both the Vans and Warped tours, worked with Dave Matthews, Paul McCartney, Suzanne Vega, Bob Dylan and dozens of others musicians over the years.

Served on many boards dedicated to culture, peace, justice and health care. She consistently volunteers in the community in multicultural environments.
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