Movement Matters, Annabelle F. Coote, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT
It can take more than words to make meaningful and lasting change. Discover healing, growth and well-being through creative, body-centered psychotherapy.
CREATIVE, BODY-CENTERED THERAPY
TRAINING & CONSULTATION FOR THERAPISTS
DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY SUPERVISION
“Talk therapy” has come a long way since it began and we are now beginning to understand how the connections between the brain and body play a huge role in the process of healing and change.
Services include psychotherapy, consultation & training for therapists and dance/movement therapist supervision.
HOW I WORK
I use a holistic approach to therapy that integrates traditional methods with expressive arts, dance/movement therapy, and body-based talk therapy to engage the imagination and use the body/mind connection in support of wellness and vitality.
As a therapist, I am interested in supporting the healing and growth people need to live fully engaged lives. I individualize my approach with clients to address their unique needs and goals and I encourage them to be active partners in creating their therapy experiences. I use a wide variety of traditional and creative methods in therapy, including “talk therapy” and creative arts and dance/movement therapy. Some clients feel very cautious about working creatively or addressing the body level of experience, others are eager to jump right in. I work with people at their own pace and comfort level and tailor the work to facilitate a safe and meaningful experience.
Talking is always a part of therapy and is a critical aspect of making sense of the therapy even when other modalities are used. Sessions may include simple art or movement exercises, breathing or relaxation techniques, or clients may delve further into creative arts or movement exploration.
I work spontaneously and improvisationally, always encouraging clients to use their own imagination and creativity to enrich their experience. I invite clients to bring all aspects of themselves into therapy including thoughts, feelings and body experiences in order to feel more congruent and whole.