What is Dance/Movement Therapy?
Dance/movement therapy (DMT) is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual, for the purpose of improving health and well-being.
Laurel Crawford, Dance/Movement Therapist, MS, BC-DMT
Laurel Crawford is a board certified dance/movement therapist with over 10 years of experience. She is a graduate of the Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy program at Pratt Institute and a recipient of the Outstanding Merit Award and Pratt Circle Award. Her experience includes leading group therapy, individual therapy, and creative movement classes with people of all ages. She is thrilled to bring dance/movement therapy to Body Collective.
Why Dance/Movement Therapy?
Laurel uses body based practices and creative movement to support you on your journey to become your most integrated, authentic self. She is passionate about utilizing mind/body processes to integrate the mind, body and spirit.
“Your body is where you live. With self-compassion practices, your body can be your sanctuary, with creative movement practices, your body can be your outlet for expressing emotion. As a dance/movement therapist, it is my honor to support you in your journey to transforming your body into your home.”
Laurel uses a balance of self-reflective and interactive techniques to help individuals and groups enhance awareness, connection and expression. Laurel is a performing dancer and drummer and believes in engaging in the creative process to find authenticity and joy.