Dancing on Rooftop


MOVEMENT (Dance & Yoga)


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, yoga, 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 its 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


Contact us for more information.

We are located in Downers Grove and frequently see clients from Downers Grove, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst,

Glen Ellyn, Hickory Hills, Hillside, Hinsdale, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Riverside, Villa Park, Warenville, Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Western Springs.


Counseling and arts-based psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families looking for help with children, adolescents, stress, relationships, motherhood, creative parenting interventions, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief/bereavement, autism, communication, caregiving, terminal illness, and career counseling.