Dance / Movement Therapy

Dance / movement therapy (DMT), sometimes called "movement psychotherapy," is the therapeutic use of movement and/or dance to better integrate the intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of the body for improved health and well-being. This therapeutic practice dates back to the 1940s and is grounded in the idea that changes in the body are closely tied to changes in the mind. DMT includes everything from yoga, to traditional dance, to simple stretching. It is often used to help support eating disorder recovery, improve body image, self-esteem, and develop communication skills. DMT is not just dancing, or just another form of exercise. A therapist specializing in DMT will be trained to read your movements, body language, and other nonverbal cues to address your specific needs. Think this approach might work for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s DMT specialists today. 

Meet the specialists

D/MT stands for Dance/Movement Therapy. It is both a Somatic and Creative Arts psychotherapeutic modality that uses body movement as part of the counseling process.

— Kendall Hagensen, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA
 

I use dance and movement therapy to help clients connect with their emotions differently, and uncover things they may have trouble accessing otherwise.

— Megan "Megz" Roberts Roberts, Therapist in Chicago, IL

Felt sense exploration through movement inquiries.

— Jessica Provenza, Counselor in Napa, CA
 

To quote a pioneer of the field : "Movement is a basic form of communication that provides us with opportunities for socialization, the development of community and the experience of expressing our aliveness and our innermost thoughts and feelings." - Nana Koch Your mind might know the feeling, but your body is the feeler. The body comes with you everywhere in life. It lives and embodies the life you live. It is time you honor and listen to it 🌼

— Erin Howe MA, BC-DMT, CRM, Therapist in Oceanside, CA

I am a registered dance/movement therapist (R-DMT) and gained this certification through two and a half years of masters training, clinical practice, and supervision.

— Avi Vodnoy Wolf, Licensed Professional Counselor in CHICAGO, IL
 

I earned a M.S. degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute. I specialize in Dance/Movement Therapy psycho-therapeutic interventions designed to assist with symptoms caused by trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem & chemical dependency. Dance Movement Therapy incorporates both verbal and non-verbal techniques, providing variety to support self-expression & increase self-awareness.

— Tamara Hunter, Counselor in Douglasville, GA
 

I earned a M.S. degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute. I specialize in Dance/Movement Therapy psycho-therapeutic interventions designed to assist with symptoms caused by trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem & chemical dependency. Dance Movement Therapy incorporates both verbal and non-verbal techniques, providing variety to support self-expression & increase self-awareness.

— Tamara Hunter, Counselor in Douglasville, GA

As a yoga teacher I incorporate yogic philosophy as well as asana (postures), mindfulness, and meditation into sessions.

— Kyla Winlow, Counselor in Austin, TX