Services for Adults

The technique is based on the assumption that the body and mind are interrelated, and that changing movement patterns and/or gaining insight through creative processes effects change in other areas. Dance Movement Therapy & Arts Therapy utilizes an active, client-centred approach, providing each person the opportunity to share thoughts and feelings and express themselves in an environment that is safe, supportive and uplifting, through both movement and words.

Dance Movement Therapy is particularly effective in addressing:

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Chronic Illness & Pain
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Attention-deficit Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • Abuse Trauma
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Parent-child Attachment Difficulties
  • Stroke
  • Brain Injuries

Individual Sessions

Individual sessions are available for adults. Sessions are 50-60 minutes long, and take place in a comfortable, spacious room, where art materials and dance movement-based equipment are available as needed. Talking can be a significant part of treatment and movement or art making may not be a part of every session. Both short-term and long-term therapy are offered, based on the client’s presenting concerns. Some clients come for personal growth, to learn more about themselves, some come to explore movement or artmaking in a therapeutic setting, and some come seeking support for a specific issue or concern.

Group Therapy

Groups may include movement, art, mindfulness practice and verbal processing. A variety of dance movement and/or art making approaches may be used depending on the theme and participants. Groups specifically for women are available. Adult groups generally meet weekly for 2 hours for a minimum of several weeks, or they may be ongoing. Groups may be offered around particular themes or issues, such as Eating Disorders, Abuse Trauma, Anxiety, Post-Natal Depression, Cancer Patients, Chronic Illness. Attending a group can be helpful as part of Psychotherapy, Counselling or Arts Therapy Training. Please contact us if you are interested in joining a Dance Movement Therapy Group or Arts Therapy Group.