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The Referral Service

The Directory below provides a list of registered dance/movement therapists in private practice working with individuals and/or groups. Also included are practicioners’ locations, special interests, and areas of expertise.

Who We Serve

People seeking psychotherapy often turn to verbal therapists; dance/movement therapists work in both the verbal and nonverbal realms using the body as a primary medium for expression. Experienced DMT’s may work in private practice and are licensed psychotherapists in NY State. Dance/movement therapists are also employed in psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, day care centers, developmental centers, correctional facilities, schools and rehabilitation facilities, working with a wide range of people and ages, in individual and group therapy. Dance/movement therapy can also be used in couples and family counseling/therapy.

In addition, dance/movement therapy is also a useful modality for people seeking to empower themselves as they explore identity and fight against societal oppression and expectations, particularly those who have been marginalized in our society.

Who We Are

Therapists have a minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in educational training, extensive background in dance and movement studies, and at least two years clinical experience and practice. Trained in psychology as well as the developmental, expressive and communicative aspects of movement dance/movement therapists use both movement and verbal interactions to effect social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and physical change, and/or spiritual growth.


Location: New Rochelle (Westchester)
Populations: Adults, Teens, Families, Groups.  Recent and Developmental Trauma, Relational Issues, Mood Disorders; Artist.
Phone: 212-956-6920 / 914-636-3868
Offers: Therapy and Supervision
Additional Information: I combine dance/movement therapy with verbal therapy as well as somatic experiencing as needed, and by mutual agreement with the people with whom I work.  If what we do is seen, joined, accepted, and worked through we feel able to go beyond the familiar, to plant a foot in new territory and grow anew, using the pain of old experience for fertile new wisdom.

Corinna Brown MA, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Location: Manhattan, Brooklyn, & worldwide via Skype
Populations: Pre-schoolers, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics and Couples
Phone: 917.664.8230
Offers: Individual & Group Psychotherapy, Supervision and Consultation
Specializations: Addictions, Mental illness, Physical/Medical illnesses, Normal Neuroses, Research in CAT, Choreography & Performance
Additional information: Has 21 years of group and mental health experience in a vast variety of settings, advanced training and certificate in Neo-Reichian Psychotherapy, received certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling from Long Island University, worked for over 10 years at Bellevue Hospital in Addiction Psychiatry, has taught research methods for over 6 years at Pratt Institute’s Graduate CAT Program, served on ADTA research subcommittee for 5 years and has published work in The Arts in Psychotherapy. Remains active in choreographing and performing.

Patricia P. Capello, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LCAT
Location: Maimonides Medical Center
 Department of Psychiatry 
920 48th Street 
Brooklyn, NY  111219
Phone: 718-283-8122
Population: Specializing in adult Psychiatric Inpatients/Outpatients
Offers: Supervision

Jennifer Daniel, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Location: NYC – Queens, Manhattan
Population: Children – special needs and developmental delays, Adults – Psychiatric, MICA, and related symptoms
Offers: Therapy and Supervision.

Melissa Dukofsky MA, BC-DMT, LMHC, LCAT, NCC
Location: Valley Stream, NY (Nassau County)
Populations: Adults, Children, Addiction, Pain Management
Offers: Provides clinical supervision for professional development and licensing requirements as well as individual psychotherapy.

Cara A. Gallo, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Populations: Children, adolescents, and adults
Location: Brooklyn and Manhattan
Phone: 718.490.5912
Offers: Individual and group supervision to R-DMT (s). Individual and group Authentic Movement.
Additional Information: Specializing in attachment issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma, adjustment issues and pervasive developmental disorders. Cara serves as adjunct faculty at Pratt Institute.

Suzanne Garrison, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Populations: adults; all diagnoses

Location: Brooklyn and Manhattan
Phone: 9177652830
Offers: Individual/group supervision for R-DMTs and BC-DMTs; Individual/group Authentic Movement; Individual/group dance/movement therapy; Individual/group verbal therapy
Additional Info: Specializing in trauma, somatic integration, and creativity development

Erin Humbaugh, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC
Location: Long Island City, Queens
Population: Adult
Phone: 614-571-0279
Offers: Individual and group therapy for adults, child and caregiver movement classes, supervision for Board Certification.

Joan S. Ingalls, Ed.D., BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC
Phone: (646) 351-1868
Location: NY, NY
Population: Individuals, couples, groups; age 15 and up
Specialization: Sport/performance counseling working with athletes on the emotional and mental aspects of performance, including motivation, anxiety, injury avoidance and rehab, and retirement.
Phone: 212 675 6230917 776 9978
Offers: Supervision and individual, couples and group therapy.
Additional information: I emphasize emotional growth and development, and the healing aspects of group interactive improvisation and relationship building

Kendra Kambestad, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Location: Manhattan
Population: Adult, young adult
Offers: Authentic movement, individual therapy, group therapy, supervision for practicing clinicians, and telepsychotherapy.

Nada Khodlova, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT
Location: Brewster, NY
Populations: Children, Adults, Older Adults; specializing in Women’s issues, Trauma, Dementia
Phone: 646-633-8052
Offers: Supervision and therapy.
Additional information: I also facilitate Sacred Circle dance groups where traditional folk
dances are utilized as tools of community building, healing,
transformation, and spiritual deepening.

Tamar Kipnis  MS, LP, NCPsyA , BC-DMT, LCAT
Location: New York, NY
Population: Adults, Couples and Children
Phone number: 718-772-4040
Offers: Psychoanalytic supervision, dance therapy supervision and integration of both.
Specializations: Creativity Issues, Relationships, Career changes , early child development and “new” mothers/parental issues
Additional Information: In 1993 I completed Authentic Movement training with Zoe Avstrich and (In 1995) I completed the KMP Training program as well as family therapy training at the Urban Institute. I am a Licensed Psychoanalyst since 2006 and completed additional advance Relational Psychoanalytic training at the Allison White Mitchell center  in 2009. I am a faculty member at the Institute for Expressive Analysis- which is a psychoanalytic training institute which specialize in the integration of creative arts and psychoanalysis in NYC.
~Licensed Psychoanalyst
~Trained in Family and Couples psychotherapy

Nana Koch, Ed.D, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC, CMA
Location: New City, New York
Populations: Children, adolescents and adults with development delays ; in-patient adolescents and adults with a range of psychiatric diagnoses; normal neurotic.
Phone: 845-634-7476
Offers: Supervision.
Additional information: I have worked as a dance therapy clinician and educator for four decades. In particular,  my work has included providing direct treatment in in-patient and out-patient settings and supervision of practicing therapists who seek to deepen their understanding of their working relationship with clients and/or their staff.

Kristin Lamphear MA, BC-DMT, LCAT
Location: New York, NY
Populations: MRDD Populations, Children on the Autism Spectrum, Children with Behavioral Disabilities, Adults with Acute Psychiatric Illness, and any other mood disorders.
Phone: 336-705-0232
Offers: Supervision, both individual and group.
Additional information: I ground my theory and practice around Object Relations Theory. I believe in the power of change and with the right foundation growth can occur in many aspects.

Pamela Faith Lerman, M.Ed., BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC
Location: Albany, NY
Populations: Adolescents, Trauma Recovery, Women with Body Image issues and Eating Disorders, Adults with psychiatric issues, Older adults as well as Adults with Dementia
Phone: 518-831-6969
Offers: Supervision.
Additional information: I have worked as a dance/movement therapist since 1987, providing dance/movement therapy and creative arts therapies to people with many different issues.  I also teach Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy at Russell Sage College.

Christine Matteson, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC
Location: Syracuse, NY
Populations: Therapy for Depression and Anxiety, Stress Management, Work and Career issues, Relationship Difficulties, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorders; parent/child issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorders
Phone:  (315) 263-6790
Offers: Supervision and therapy.
Additional information: “I often use a combination of DBT, and Trauma-focused CBT in my work; in addition to dance therapy.”

Marie Mckenna-Aguirre, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Population: Children with autism spectrum disorders, Elderly alzheimer/dementia.
Phone: 917-334-7745
Offers: Supervision and therapy.

Anne Mitcheltree, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LCAT
Location: Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility, 1752 Park Avenue at 122nd Street, NYC, NY  10035
Population: Multiple diagnosis, psychiatry, language barriers and physically disabled in long term care.
Phone:  212-677-1318
Offers: Supervision.
Additional information: I have worked full time for New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation for thirty four years.

Laurice D. Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, E-RYT
Location: Westchester County, NY
Population: specializations include trauma, pre and post-natal, special injuries and rehab, DMT combined with yoga therapeutics.
Offers: Supervision and new therapeutic clients on a limited basis.
Additional information: Most of my work is combined with yoga therapeutics and I also specialize in teaching applied anatomy (especially workshops for movement therapists).

Maria E. Rivera, MA, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Population: Adults and Children
Offers: Individual and group dance/movement psychotherapy, Clinical supervision in DMT.
Additional information: As a professional dancer trained in Afro-Caribbean traditional dances, I also incorporate these elements into my theoretical framework and DMT practice.

Jean Seibel  MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Location: Westchester County, NY and Bronx, NY
Population: Adults
Phone: 914-557-7668
Offers: Supervision, Psychotherapy, and dance/movement therapy

Deborah Stone, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Location: NY, NY
Population: I work with children, adolescents, families, couples and individual adults.
Phone: 917-334-7745
Offers: Therapy and Supervision.
Additional information: I have extensive postgraduate training in child, family  and couples therapy from the Institute for the Arts in Psychotherapy and the Ackerman Institute for the Family.  My work encompasses verbal psychotherapy as well as dance/movement therapy and developmental transformations (a form of play therapy for all ages), depending on the desires of the client.

Jennifer Frank Tantia, PhD, BC-DMT, LCAT

Location: Manhattan, NY
Phone: 646.591.4017
Population: Adults and adolescents, treating anxiety/depression, and specializing in trauma, body image problems, psychosomatic issues and relationship difficulties.
Offers: Supervision to R-DMT(s) seeking the BC-DMT as well as therapy to students and therapists.
Additional information: My work in private practice is based in both dance/movement therapy and somatic psychology, to address both the internal experiences of oneself as well as the expression of yourself with others. I offer a compassionate model that works by ‘listening through the body’ to discover your ‘true self’ who lies within.
Suzi Tortora, Ed.D., BC-DMT, CMA, LCAT, LMHC
Location: Cold Spring, NY and New York City
Phone: 845-265-1085
Populations: All ages- adult, infant, child, family – specialize in birth – 5; parent-infant/child relations
Other information: Themes working with: Chronic pain; psychotherapy; normal-neurotic;anxiety;abuse/trauma; authentic movement focus; rehabilitation; parent-infant/child; adoption; developmental delays; ADD/ADHD; PDD/autistic spectrum; language/communication disorders
Offers: Supervision and therapy.

Joan Wittig MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Population:  Adults with all diagnoses
Phone: 212-252-2465
Offers: Supervision and therapy.
Additional information:
 Director, DMT Program, Pratt Institute, 
Co-Director, New York Center for the Study of Authentic Movement