The earlier the better!

Public Speaking for Kids ages 7-12 and Young Adults ages 13-17

At Embodied Minds, we prepare your kids to become the next President, CEO, motivational speaker, or any successful role they aspire to become. Through the use of storytelling, role play, and imagery, your kids will learn to better present themselves in any scenario. Whether they are preparing for school interviews or class presentations, or they are needing to improve their presentation skills in general, Embodied Minds is here to help.


Our sessions can:


  • Increase self-esteem
  • Promote interpersonal skills
  • Improve thought organization
  • Build confidence
  • Reduce use of filler words such as “like”, “um”, “so”, “you know”
  • And so much more!

Meet the Embodied Minds Kids Team!

Carissa Dagenais (LCAT-P)

Carissa holds her MA in Drama Therapy from NYU and her BA in Theater from Smith College. She also attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and Simon’s Rock Early College at Bard. Carissa has been a teaching artist in NYC public schools for the last three years. She has worked with The Boy’s Club, The Girl Scouts, The Town Hall, and Wingspan Arts. Carissa has worked professionally as an actor and publicist both here in NYC and in western MA for the last 10 years. As a drama therapist she has interned in a public hospital, a private high school, and in facilitation of therapeutic theater work. She is very excited to join Embodied Minds and continue her work fostering confidence and communication skills in children.

Alexandra Kavanaugh

Alexandra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Education from Emerson College, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Drama Therapy from New York University. She is a licensed theater teacher in the state of New York and has taught artistic and academic lessons to students of all ages for over 5 years, in charter schools, afterschool programs, and one-on-one tutoring. Alexandra’s interest in public speaking began in childhood, while she pursued several acting training programs, and continued to grow throughout her teaching career, where she utilized important public speaking skills to engage her students on a daily basis. As a writing teacher, she has experience in providing feedback on improvised and pre-written presentations and their delivery.

Contact us today!





240 Madison Avenue Suite 10D
New York, NY 10016

(646) 688-2996