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?

You're in luck. It can!

So…’re depressed.

Except...this feels different. This time, you’re not sure you can just shake it off the way you have in the past.

You love moving your body (or are at least intrigued by the idea), and would love to be able to work towards healing creatively.  

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.

Registered Dance/Movement Psychotherapist and Holistic Nutritionist. 

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.

Hi!  I'm Jennifer. 

Your buring questions may be answered here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a dancer to see a dance/movement psychotherapist?

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. 

What is the difference between dance/movement psychotherapy and taking a dance class?

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.

I would like to try group therapy, is that an option?

Sure is!

There is currently a group is available for black women living with depression. This group meets every other week and costs $60 per session. 

How much does this cost?

Sessions are offered on a sliding scale with rates ranging from $125-250, depending on income. If this feels out of reach for you and you would still like to try dance/movement psychotherapy, consider group therapy.

Group therapy is $60/session and meets every other week. 

Do you take health insurance?

Currently, we are not able to take insurance. We are working on it, however, and hope to be able to in the near future.

Where are sessions held?

Sessions are held in a mirrorless, accessible dance studio on the lower east side of Manhattan: 

383 Grand Street
New York, NY, 10002


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