Maybe a medical practitioner has told you this, or you’re self-diagnosed (thank you, Dr. Google!).
You haven’t told many people — that’s not your style. But anyone you have told keeps telling you, “you’re so strong!” and “you’ll get through this!”
Because, well, you always do.
Deep down, you know you need help.
But traditional talk therapy?
Oof, talking in circles. You’d rather not.
You’ve wondered if there’s another way.
What if moving your body could be your therapy?
What if you could have the best of both worlds?
I help black women living with depression understand what they need to feel vital— using food and movement.
And by vital I mean having a sense of what it means to feel well in any given moment.
In my 10+ years of specialized education, research, and supporting more than 250 women I’ve learned that everything that happens in the body is interconnected, and depression is not just a brain problem.
Simple changes in the way you move can lead to significant shifts in your mental health… And I want to share this information with you.
With a better understanding of your body, you'll have the tools and resources you need to begin managing your depression as holistically as possible.
No. The only requirement is that you are human and interested in exploring the ways in which your body interacts and responds to your emotions and life situations.
This exploration can happen in small and big ways — from breath, to noticing your heart beat, to opening and closing your hands, or bigger movements.
Dance/Movement Psychotherapy (DMT) is facilitated by an individual who is registered or board certified through the American Dance Therapy Association, and also possesses a license to practice in the state in which they reside.
Similar to talk therapy, DMT focuses on behavioral and psychological goals as they relate to mental health, rather than movement goals alone. It is also is grounded in theoretical frameworks, like cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, person-centered, and psychoanalytic theories.