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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.

Whether you are located in downtown Utica, the suburbs of Utica, other nearby places such as Schenectady, Binghamton, or anywhere else in New York, 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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Jacqueline McNally
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Work together through experiences such as stress, anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, bipolar disorder, or body image struggles. I am very passionate about working with women with reproductive and fertility concerns.


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Work together through experiences such as stress, anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, bipolar disorder, or body image struggles. I am very passionate about working with women with reproductive and fertility concerns.

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I consider my approach person-centered and humanistic, recognizing the unique challenges and strengths each person brings with them to therapy. Meeting an individual where they are and focusing on the whole individual assists in maximizing treatment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Reproductive health
  • Substance use disorders
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Moira Dalton
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Together we will achieve a calm mind and body, authenticity in relationships and greater self-worth. This will be done through inner child work, self-regulation and processing feelings through words and movement.


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Together we will achieve a calm mind and body, authenticity in relationships and greater self-worth. This will be done through inner child work, self-regulation and processing feelings through words and movement.

Something to know about my approach is:

You cannot talk yourself out of feelings you must feel your way through them. I will help you move through your feelings in a safe way. I will help you learn to calm and regulate your nervous system to live a more easeful life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Childhood Issues
  • Codependency
  • Communication Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Nervous System Regulation
  • Panic Attacks
  • Peer Relationships
  • People Pleasing
  • Relationship Distress
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
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Moira Dalton remote and phone therapy in New York
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Monica Encina-Romero
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Design a plan suitable to your needs. This isn’t your typical talk therapy. We will hold each other accountable of expectations and outcomes, to ensure you are on the right path. Some days will be difficult and I will be here to hold space for you.


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Together, we will:

Design a plan suitable to your needs. This isn’t your typical talk therapy. We will hold each other accountable of expectations and outcomes, to ensure you are on the right path. Some days will be difficult and I will be here to hold space for you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I know first-hand how challenging it can be to heal from childhood trauma and relationships. I am not afraid to challenge your thought process which can be scary but necessary to start healing. You are not alone on this journey.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Baby adjustment
  • children of divorce
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Empowering women
  • End of Life
  • grief
  • Healthcare workers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Meaning of Life
  • Native American Issues
  • Overwhelmed
  • Parents raising anxious children
  • Postpartum
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy after Pregnancy and Infant loss
  • Stress Management
  • Woman struggling with different states of life issues
  • Women Veterans
  • Work-Life Balance
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Monica Encina-Romero remote and phone therapy in New York
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Karla Karpowicz
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help you work towards feeling more fulfilled with your life and connected to your authentic self.


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Together, we will:

help you work towards feeling more fulfilled with your life and connected to your authentic self.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is tailored to you on that day. Meaning, every session may look a little different. Sometimes, we will be talking throughout, others we may be practicing mindfulness or walking through a physical feeling of an emotion.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fertility challenges
  • grief
  • Invisible Illness
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sports Performance
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Karla Karpowicz remote and phone therapy in New York