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You might have heard about the healing power of dancing - it's a real thing. Research shows that dancing and movement can greatly improve your mental health and quality of life, as well as help you become more self-aware and communicative.

Dance and movement therapy is a proven form of therapy that improves peoples social, emotional, and physical health through movement. In dance therapy, a trained therapist helps create a safe space for you to express yourself through movement. In this form of therapy, dance and movement can help you communicate what is otherwise difficult to say in words.

If you’re struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, or other internal struggles, we encourage you to consider dance and movement therapy.

Wherever you are located in Connecticut from Bridgeport to West Haven or even New Britain, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

How Can Dance and Movement Therapy Help?

Dance and Movement Therapy can help you in several ways, including:

  • Improve your sense of self-confidence.
  • Reduce acute and chronic stress.
  • Make you feel better about your body.
  • Support physical fitness.
  • Develop and support motor skills.
  • Improve communication and social skills.

Dance therapy is often used to treat eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Whether you’re dealing with one of these conditions or are just looking to live a happier life, you could benefit from dance therapy.

Dance therapy is just one of many types of therapy. If you’d like to learn more about the types of therapy available near you, check out this article: How do I know what type of therapy is best for me?

Experience the Benefits of Dance and Movement Therapy

Finding a professional, licensed dance and movement therapist in your area can be difficult. Luckily, Mental Health Match is here to help you find a local therapist or counselor in no time! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Sandra Gibson
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My focus of interest specifically is with children and adolescents who have faced behavioral and trauma related issues. Through best practices and clinical interventions, I have seen better outcomes and improved functioning at home and at school.


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My focus of interest specifically is with children and adolescents who have faced behavioral and trauma related issues. Through best practices and clinical interventions, I have seen better outcomes and improved functioning at home and at school.

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Sandra develops a therapeutic alliance and helps improve my functioning.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Leanna Lee-Sydnor
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Tackle LIFE and all of its complexities. We can talk about your past or present. We can touch on loss, depression, anxiety, family or faith. One guarantee is no matter where we start; the goal is to increase your hope for a better future.


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Tackle LIFE and all of its complexities. We can talk about your past or present. We can touch on loss, depression, anxiety, family or faith. One guarantee is no matter where we start; the goal is to increase your hope for a better future.

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Client-centered Clinician with 8+ years of experience across school, hospital and outpatient clinic setting. I have worked I want to meet my clients where they are. This means just listening or asking you tough questions that will bring clarity.

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  • Addiction Counseling
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Parenthood
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  • Young Adults
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Debra Gottschalk
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Go on a journey to learn about your grief or trauma. Learn ways for you to cope, heal, and thrive. With loss, we'll create ways for you to stay connected to your loved one. And of course identify your goals and learn effective ways to reach them.


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Go on a journey to learn about your grief or trauma. Learn ways for you to cope, heal, and thrive. With loss, we'll create ways for you to stay connected to your loved one. And of course identify your goals and learn effective ways to reach them.

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I offer a combination of Trauma-Informed Talk Therapy, Art therapy, and Nature-Based Therapy. Engaging our bodies and brains in different ways helps process and manage stress, and provides different forms of emotional connection and expression.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acute Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Disenfranchised Grief
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Amie Markowitz
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We will discover what your goals are and figure out what is holding you back from reaching them. We will work on developing coping strategies to help you through difficult situations so you are able to be the best version of yourself possible


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We will discover what your goals are and figure out what is holding you back from reaching them. We will work on developing coping strategies to help you through difficult situations so you are able to be the best version of yourself possible

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I like to say that I am client centered and goal oriented. I don’t believe that one therapeutic approach that works for everyone. We are all unique and individual so I feel that my approach should recognize that.

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  • Adoption
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Manic Depression
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Joyce Colburn
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The issues that are causing you to seek therapy, modes of treatment, changes to make, and your hopes and dreams.

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We focus quickly on your reasons for seeking therapy and together, as partners, we move forward to develop a plan that will enable you to start feeling better.

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  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Career Counseling
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Joyce Colburn remote and phone therapy in Connecticut