HEIKE BUELAU
Founder, Executive Director

 

 

Board of Directors                               Board of Advisors                                   

Heike Buelau, Board Chair                       Claire Schultz

Megan Hait, Board Secretary                    Judith Katz  

Pilar Veru, Board Treasurer                      Rachel Weingeist

Violy McCausland-Seve                             Orietta Cavagnaro                         

Farah Jashanmal                                                                   

                                           

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                  


Clinical Staff / Therapists

Paula Josa-Jones, SEP, CMA, RSME/T

Rebecca Pappa, CAT-LP, ATR-PR  


THE STORY

Several years ago, Heike Buelau, Founder/Executive Director of The Changing Room 11 left a career in art/fashion and went on a personal mission. She was intent on understanding why female victims of physical/emotional violence and sexual assault get caught in a repetitive cycle of violence. Why couldn’t they break that chain of repeat victimization? After a year of in-depth research and countless hours forging relationships with a team of experienced clinicians, professionals, and advisors, Ms. Buleau identified a gap in services offered to women and girls in New York City.  The Changing Room was established with an operating model to break through treatment barriers using a holistic approach to the healing of trauma i.e. addressing all parts affected by the individual [body, mind and emotions]. The program provides important strategies and a range of tools that prepare victims of trauma for a life in which revictimization will no longer be an unavoidable consequence of their past.