The capacity to heal resides deeply within us,” says Connie. “My goal is to encourage each person to take a creative healing journey–one that cultivates intuition, awakens self-discovery, and brings the mind, body, and spirit full circle.”


Connie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (DC and VA), a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a musician. She received her Master of Social Work from Catholic University’s National Capital School of Social Service. She has provided group and individual psychotherapy in a variety of venues, including private practice; A Center for Relationships and The Therapy Center in Alexandria, Virginia; Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland; Second Genesis, Inc. in Washington, DC; and Aging Network Services in Bethesda, Maryland.

A graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute, Connie is licensed as a massage therapist in the District of Columbia and in Virginia. Her training has enabled her to integrate mind-body therapies with conventional therapy to help clients achieve holistic health. She also draws on her integrated approach to lead workshops in Self-Care, stress management, wellness, and singing. Connie has trained with Alchemical Alignment, the Wellness Institute and the Upledger Institute in Cranio-Sacral Therapy and trauma-informed bodywork, a form of Energy Medicine (over 10 years and 336  hours of in-class instruction as well as regular study groups).

Connie received her Bachelor of Science in Community Development from the Pennsylvania State University. She has been active in the Washington DC community–highlights include serving as a group facilitator for L’Arche DC, a community for mentally retarded adults and their caregivers, and as a volunteer for Joseph’s House, a hospice for low-income men and women with AIDS and other terminal illnesses.

Connie co-founded Longview Retreats in 1999 and led workshops in singing, bodywork and integration of myth and meditation on its 200-acre property until it was sold in 2000.

For more information, contact Connie@FullCircleCreativeHealing.com or call her at 202-966-8230. On Facebook visit  https://www.facebook.com/ConstanceRidgwayFullCircle/