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Somatic Psychology | Dance/Movement Therapy

Mental Health Counseling

Life stress, distressing experience, strained relationships, lingering unpleasant memories, life transition, and other various experiences could lead anyone to internal conflicts between body and mind. I am here to help you explore the possible root of your challenges, regain access to your internal resources, and rebuild your trust in yourself for the sense of unity. I work with adolescents and adults in an individual setting. My counseling approach is eclectic, and I will design the treatment to meet your needs.

Counseling Process

I see the counseling process as a collaboration between client and counselor. The counseling space is like an experimental lab where we can try and try until we find what we seek. The process may not be as fast and smooth as we wish, yet we can learn and grow from each step we take. Because your contribution is so valuable, please feel free to share your thoughts and concerns no matter how small you think they are. We work together toward the goals. 

Counseling Themes

Counseling themes include but are not limited to:

  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Communication
  • Depression
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Identity Crisis
  • Perfection
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem / Self-image
  • Stress Management / Self-care
  • Trauma

What is Dance/Movement Therapy?

Body movement is our native language and our bodies store and carry our memories and feelings. While dealing with a busy life, we tend to forget to listen to our bodies and may develop struggles. Dance/movement therapy offers a space for people to listen to their bodies and let them express what's been held inside. In dance/movement therapy, the definition of dance is very broad, from stillness and breath, to gestures and facial expressions, and to improvised and choreographed movement. No previous dance experience is necessary. All you need to do is to stay curious of your internal experience. Any body movement and expression will be welcome and appreciated.