What is Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT)?
"Based on the empirically supported premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected, the American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual" (adta.org).
Thrive Movement Therapy is rooted in DMT with the fusion of yoga, art-making, and other expressive arts as clinically applicable to the client's needs. Our therapists recognize the individuality in our clients and unique and creative ways in which people may relate. Thrive Therapists are Master's-Level clinicians Licensed in Creative Arts Therapy.
Why choose DMT at Thrive Movement Therapy? Sessions:
- Focus on movement behavior as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship. Expressive, communicative, and adaptive behaviors are all considered for group and individual treatment. Body movement, as the core component of dance, provides the means of assessment and the mode of intervention for dance/movement therapy.
- Are effective for individuals with developmental, medical, social, physical and psychological impairments. Thrive Movement Therapists specialize in the treatment of developmental disorders (i.e, Autism Spectrum Disorders), trauma, aggression, and ADHD in children. We also treat adults with depression and mental illness in both group and individual therapy sessions.
- Are used with people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds in individual, couples, family and group therapy formats.
Benefits of Thrive Movement Therapies for Adults & Children
Thrive dance/movement therapists mobilize the place within where body and mind are one. Benefits include: Increase healthy communication, freedom of self-expression, and physical/mental/spiritual balance.
Individualized Treatment Plans for your optimal health.
Thrive Therapists integrate a variety of treatment modalities into your sessions: Dance/Movement Therapy, art-making, psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, yoga, and Applied Behavior Analysis strategies (with children). We offer holistic treatment options with a simple mission: Body-Mind-Spirit integration through movement and creativity.