Dance/Movement Psychotherapy is similar to talk therapy. The biggest difference, however, is that in addition to speaking, you will be invited to pay attention to your body during the therapeutic process. This can range from an invitation to notice your breathing and/or your posture, to moving your body in small and big ways, if you feel safe and comfortable.
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.