Individual Sessions in English and Japanese
Somatic Counseling Psychology | Dance/Movement Therapy
Support for Dancers
While dancers are often expected to develop physical and psychological strength to meet the high demands in the field as well as expectations of self and others, their trainings and creative process can trigger their raw and vulnerable selves. Because psychology and physiology are inseparable, emotional and mental challenges could impact their performance. Using performance psychology, I will help dancers to utilize their internal resources, process their struggles, trust themselves, and facilitate personal growth for goal achievement and performance excellence.
Support for Individuals
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.
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.
Treatment themes include but are not limited to:
- Self-esteem / Self-image
- Emotional Regulation
- Anxiety / Perfection
- Relationship Issues
- Stress Management / Self-care
- Adjustment Issues
- Identity Crisis
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.