Reconnect with your body through movement and awareness!
"Dance/movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual."
- - American Dance Therapy Association
At the Center for Creative Arts Therapy we use Dance and Expressive Movement as a powerful therapeutic tool in the treatment of troubled teens, both boys and girls. Dance, and expressive movement are used by our therapists to assist our students in regard to self-identity and social dysfunction.
How does it work?
The therapeutic process of using dance and motion allows clients to better understand their feelings and regulate their emotions. Thus, clients learn to express their emotions appropriately through creative motion. At the Center for Creative Arts Therapy the dynamics of movement is taught through dance, but it's not about technique. Although technique development is important, “dance therapy” has a deeper purpose; allowing expression as a powerful form of communicative expression.
Who are Dance Movement Therapists?
Dance/movement therapists enter the profession with a Master’s degree which includes psychological content as well as DMT specific content, such as theory and movement observation and assessment. DMT professionals can be a “Registered Dance/Movement Therapist” (R-DMT), or the more advanced credential, “Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist” (BC-DMT), attained upon the completion of completed supervised clinical hours as well as passing a rigorous examination.
Dance Movement Therapy Associations
American Dance Therapy Association
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How do I get started with therapy?
Help is just a few easy steps away. Schedule an Appointment or call 847-477-8244. Visit our How to Get Started page for answers to your questions.
How can therapy help?
Almost anyone can benefit from therapy. It is a supportive process for personal growth and self-improvement. Many scientific studies show that therapy is a helpful way to learn more about yourself, improve your range of coping skills, and learn how to deal with life’s stressors more effectively. Get Started.
Is creative arts therapy covered by insurance?
Yes! We accept most major insurance plans and are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Cigna. We also provide out-of-network services.
How much does therapy cost?
Costs depend on many factors, including your insurance and financial situation. Our fee for 52-minute sessions is $150. Your therapist can answer further questions about costs. We accept several major insurance plans and our fees are eligible for reimbursement by most Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). Questions? Contact Us!
How often do I need to come in?
Therapy is kind of like fitness – the more you put into it, usually the more you benefit. Our clients tell us that at least one session per week is most helpful to them. Of course, coming more or less often is also an option. Questions? Contact Us!