BRITA LOEB, MSW (she/her), is a social worker and designer who creates trauma-informed, healing-centered, and equitable design processes and spaces. She founded Designing Healing, which serves nonprofits, corporations, schools, healthcare providers, and individuals by re-imagining spaces of healing. Brita’s social work expertise, research on trauma and aesthetics, and fieldwork in services and spaces of healing inform a holistic and impactful approach that focuses on both the design process and the aesthetic considerations of spaces. Brita centers her practice on the principles of agency, collaboration, cultural humility, reflection, and trust.
Brita currently works at CAI Global in New York City, a public and mental health nonprofit, where she is a Licensed Master Social Worker (NY) and Curriculum/Technical Assistance Specialist for Trauma-Informed Care Initiatives. In this role, she designs and develops healing-centered curricula, webinars, and e-courses as well as provides technical assistance to agencies working on trauma-informed care initiatives. In her free time, she volunteers with the Crisis Text Line, plays ice hockey, and hangs out with her cat, Sir Peter.
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