Founder, Executive Director

Practitioners / Therapists

Rebecca Pappa, LCAT, ATR-PR, Program Director

Mary Megan Howard, CAT-LP, ATR-PR

KellyMiller, CAT-LP, ATR-PR

Tia Huston, R-DMT, MS, LCAT-LP

Emma Dowling, R-DMT, MS, LCAT-LP

Nancy Herard-Marshal, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP





Heike Buelau                                      

Violy McCausland Seve, Board Chair

Megan Hait, Board Secretary                    

Pilar Veru, Board Treasurer                    

Farah Jashanmal                                                           



Claire Schultz

Judith Katz  

Orietta Cavagnaro

James Monahan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               



Several years ago, Heike Buelau, Founder/Executive Director of The Changing Room 11 left a career in art/fashion and went on a very personal mission. She was intent on understanding why female victims of physical/emotional violence and sexual assault get caught in a repetitive cycle of abuse. 'Why can't we  break that chain of repeat victimization?' she asked herself. 'And how was it that I finally became free?'
Upon some deep reflection it became very clear what it
was that had worked after endless years of trying: 
It had been a combination of peer connection, creativity
and most importantly working with the body, releasing the trauma trapped in the physical self.

After more than 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 11 was established with an operating model to break through treatment barriers using a holistic approach to the healing of trauma i.e. addressing the untapped parts affected by the individual [body and emotions]. The program provides important strategies and a range of tools, namely Creative Art and Dance/Movement Therapies, that prepare victims of trauma for a life in which revictimization will no longer be an unavoidable consequence of their past.