North Shore Dance Therapy's mission is to provide accessible and affordable dance therapy and counseling to all individuals in an environment that fosters creative expression while embracing respect and dignity for all clients and families.
North Shore Dance Therapy (NSDT) provides concierge dance/movement therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, older adults and families dealing with various life issues. NSDT also specializes in working with families who have been touched by dementia. We offer Alzheimer's Care Counseling as well as caregiver supportive counseling. NSDT makes therapy accessible by providing in-home therapy and accepts most private insurance plans.
Dance/Movement Therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to facilitate emotional, cognitive, physical, social, and spiritual well-being.
Dance/movement therapy is a holistic body-based approach to psychotherapy that treats the body, mind, and spirit to integrate the individual. Dance/movement therapy is a great alternative to traditional talk therapy. Individuals can use their bodies to express how they are feeling instead of using words.
The dance/movement therapist engages the individual in the therapeutic relationship through mirroring and attuning to the individuals movements, gestures, and posture in addition to verbal communication in order to get a more accurate depiction of the individuals' state.
You do not have to be a dancer to participate in dance/movement therapy. Our breath and heart beats are the most primitive form of movement that we all engage in everyday.