Gabrielle Milani, MPH, R-DMT, LCAT  

Executive Director, Creative Arts Therapy Director, Licensed Psychotherapist

Gabrielle Milani, MPH, R-DMT, LCAT is the Executive Director at Lukin Center, where she is passionate about leading in strengthening the relationships between Lukin Center and the community. She does so by planning and the execution of outreach engagements, events, activities within local communities, organizations, businesses, and institutions. Gabrielle also leads in the business development and overall vision of Lukin Center which includes marketing, branding, social media, therapeutic group development and staff professional enrichment.

She is a Licensed in Creative Arts Therapist and a registered dance/movement therapist with the American Dance Therapy Association. As a  psychotherapist, Gabrielle specializes in providing therapy for young adults, adults and couples. She is truly devoted to assisting all clients in  striving to be their authentic self by applying a client-centered, holistic evidenced-based approach. Gabrielle uses the foundations of CBT, DBT and EFT.  As the founder and Director of the Creative Arts Program within Lukin Center she leads in the development of the use of the creative arts through the therapeutic process through   supervision, program development and more.

Previously, Gabrielle has assisted many clients in reaching their full potential through the use of movement therapy, a unique and effective psychotherapeutic method. She has also worked with clinical teams to develop the best treatment plans for a variety of ages and mental health diagnoses.

Gabrielle has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has provided individual and group therapy to a range of communities. After noticing discrepancies in the quality of care and accessibility in different communities, she became an active advocate for mental health awareness and engagement, particularly through community outreach efforts.

Gabrielle holds a BS in psychology with a minor in dance, along with a specialization in child services from Rowan University. She earned her MS in dance/movement therapy from Pratt Institute, and earned her master’s degree in public health from Montclair State University.