Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy, Pratt Institute
Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, American Dance Therapy Association
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
I use Dance/Movement Therapy, Arts Based Therapy with a Person Centred and Humanistic approach.
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.
Art Therapy: Involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, colouring, or sculpting to help people express themselves artistically and examine the psychological and emotional undertones in their art.
Person-centred therapy: Uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction.
Humanistic approach: Focuses on a person’s individual nature, rather than categorizing groups of people with similar characteristics as having the same problems. Humanistic therapy looks at the whole person, not only from the therapist’s view but from the viewpoint of individuals observing their own behaviour.