Dance / Movement Therapy

Dance-movement therapy (DMT) is a therapeutic practice that uses movement and dance as a way to approach physical, emotional or social issues. Founded on the belief that there is a strong correlation between movement and emotion, therapists practicing DMT use the expressive nature of dance to observe, analyze and evaluate the client. DMT can help to improve a wide range of issues including stress, self-esteem and body image and can be especially helpful for individual’s with developmental or communication problems.

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Kristine Zappa (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC Intern, R-DMT

I am a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) through the American Dance Movement Therapy Association (ADTA)

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Patrick Welly Jungian Analyst

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I am a Jungian Analyst. I completed my thesis on the exploration of the relationship between shame and grandiosity by using authentic movement as the modality for that inquiry. Developing a relationship to our bodies and how we relate to them is a valuable and important healing path for all forms of human suffering.

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Caroline Kinsley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC intern, R-DMT

A dance/movement therapist can approach therapy by incorporating the mind-body connection into the whole journey. Exploration includes how the mind and body influence one another. In dance/movement therapy, you can access the healing journey by focusing on how the mind can support your body. Your movement can support your mind. I hold a master's degree from an American Dance Therapy Association approved program at Drexel University. I am a registered Dance/movement therapist.

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Rebecca Macy LPC RYT

Licensed Professional Counselor

We are not just our thoughts, we also experience everything on a physical level. Trauma-informed yoga and intentional movement can tap into your body's natural ability to heal from trauma, anxiety, and depression and to overall embody your experiences to live more fully. I understand it can feel frightening to be present with your body and I work with you at a pace that feels manageable.

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