Move your way into something new with Dance/Movement Therapy

Dance-Movement therapy is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual, for the purpose of improving health and well-being.

Our Dance-Movement therapist integrates the use of traditional psychotherapy techniques with movement in order to promote improved mental health and well-being. A session may focus on relaxation techniques, the expression of feelings through movement, improvisational dance or movement to music, or just checking in with bodily experiences and sensations as different issues are discussed. By increasing awareness of one's body in relation to our emotional state, dance-movement and other embodied therapies allow an effective working through of issues and problems, and offer tools for resilience and coping with life's challenges. Movement also allows for the safe expression and processing of traumatic material that is stored or trapped in the body, giving it a pathway to awareness and release. For more information about dance-movement therapy visit the national website of the ADTA.

"Dancing, or moving your body in front of someone else can be intimidating. But the courage to take up space, and be seen, is at the core of connecting with yourself, and accepting who you are, in the purest, most profound way."

Nadia Jenefsky, LCAT
Clinical Director