Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counselling, Drexel University
Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, American Dance Therapy Association
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
I use Dance/Movement Therapy, Ecological Systems Theory, Psychodynamic Approach, Social Constructionism Strengths-based
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
Drawing attention to the mind-body connection, to facilitate the development of an additional layer of insight and an additional set of resources for self-expression and coping.
Dance/Movement therapy: Uses movement and dance to support the intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body.
Ecological Systems Theory: It offers a framework through which community psychologists examine individuals' relationships within communities and the wider society.
Psychodynamic therapy: Focuses on recognizing, acknowledging, understanding, expressing, and overcoming negative and contradictory feelings and repressed emotions in order to improve the patient’s interpersonal experiences and relationships.
Social constructivism is a sociological theory of knowledge according to which human development is socially situated and knowledge is constructed through interaction with others.
Strength-based therapy: Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on your best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive.