Mira Cantrick Human Sexuality Department Biography image Mira Cantrick

PhD Student
Human Sexuality


Mira is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT) who became interested in gender and sexuality while earning a Master of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. Her graduate research focused on the intersection between embodiment and erotic intelligence and led her to pursue a PhD in Human Sexuality from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
During her fellowship, Mira studied sexual functions and pleasure, analyzing data on sexual pleasure, performance, and empowerment across diverse gender identity groups. Her dissertation interest is in understanding access to higher education for LGBTQIA+ students. She considers critical sexualities studies to be the cornerstone of her career as a scholar-practitioner.
Mira is a member of The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Mira’s writing has been published in the American Journal of Dance Therapy and Body, Movement, and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research, and Practice. Mira uses a contemplative, body-centered, and socially just therapeutic approach in clinical practice. She offers a safe space to develop self-authorship and differentiation in intimate relationships.

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