Moving Together offers Dance Movement Psychotherapy services in Toronto’s east end. Operating out of Toronto Yoga Co, Jessica Houghton (Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Registered Psychotherapist), facilitates individual and group therapy services, as well as workshops.
Due to COVID-19, I have decided to suspend all in person therapy appointments. Instead, I am offering individual therapy services online. While I know that virtual therapy is quite different than meeting in person, I am struck by how much is possible in video sessions. If you are looking for support through this challenging time, please reach out. I am currently accepting individual therapy clients.
About my work:
“For me, the process of growth and change feels a lot like navigating in the void. Our growing edge – the place where we’re trying something new or taking a risk – requires us to step into the unknown. To see the vast, empty space ahead of us, feel the fear that arises, let go of the security of past ways of doing things, and, while fully accepting that we cannot control the future, step forward all the same.
My intention as a therapist is to help clear the way for you to follow your intuition, for you to step boldly out onto your path, trusting that you know the way forward. I’m not the guide on this journey, you are!
My role is to help you trust your internal compass enough that you don’t need an external guide, because you know that your heart, your desire, your gut – will lead you where you need to go. And in my experience, embodiment, creative movement, and dance are the best way to access this internal compass.
This is the work I’m here to do, and it’s the work I’m doing myself too, because I believe that learning to trust our intuition is a direct pathway to our joy and fulfillment.”
-Jessica Houghton (RP, DMP)
Individual therapy phone consultations give you the chance to get to know me and ask any questions you may have about Dance Movement Psychotherapy. Together we will decide if DMP is right for you. Please get in touch via the contact page to book your consultation.
- Watch Jessica’s performance of “Dancing Trauma” at An Evening of Dance Movement Therapy to find out more about her journey into DMT and working with trauma.
- Check out my blog! The latest post explores how to use your feelings to help you navigate the pandemic. Other blogs include why DMT isn’t just for dancers, “So, what IS Dance Movement Therapy?” and “Why choose Dance Movement Therapy?“
- Jessica was recently interviewed for the radio program Open Dialogue for Accessible Media Inc., discussing what DMT is and how it differs from community and accessible dance classes. Visit the link below to listen! The DMT section of the program starts at 22 minutes. http://www.ami.ca/category/open-dialogue/media/music-and-dance