Dance/Movement 
Psychotherapy

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…..you’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!

A group is available for black women living with depression. It begins February 2020 and will meet every Thursday at 7:30pm.

This group meets every other week and costs $60 per session. 

How much does this cost?

Individual dance/movement therapy sessions are priced based on insurance coverage. They range in cost from $90-150 based on coverage.

I am an out-of-network provider.

However, I offer concierge insurance billing and bill the following insurance companies directly on your behalf — AETNA, CIGNA, OXFORD, UNITED, WELLFLEET.

I'd be happy to check your out-of-network benefits for you. Email to get a free quote! 

Group dance/movement psychotherapy sessions are priced at $60 and meet every other week. This is paid out or pocket, without the option to bill insurance. 

Do you take health insurance?

I am an out-of-network provider.

However, I offer concierge insurance billing and bill the following insurance companies directly on your behalf — AETNA, CIGNA, OXFORD, UNITED, WELLFLEET.

I'd be happy to check your out-of-network benefits for you. Call to get a free quote — (917) 617-9914

Group dance/movement psychotherapy sessions are priced at $60 and meet every other week. This is paid out or pocket, without the option to bill insurance. 

Where are sessions held?

Individual sessions take place at:

Davenport Creative Arts Therapy:
211 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
(917) 617-9914

Group sessions take place at:

Water and Stone Creative Arts Therapy
383 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
(914) 341-2063

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