Jessica Houghton (Registered Psychotherapist), uses Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy approaches to facilitate individual and group therapy services, as well as workshops, in Toronto and online.
New workshop announcement! Jessica will be hosting “The Dance of Connection: an embodied exploration of relationship” on February 26th in Toronto! Visit the Workshops page for more details or click here to register!
About my work:
“For me, the process of healing and growth can feel 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 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.
This act takes courage. It asks us to connect with our creativity and confidence, while holding our tender feelings and most vulnerable parts with compassion and care.
My role as a therapist is to help clear the way for you to access the healing, compassionate, creative energy within you, which will lead the way towards more balance and harmony in your system.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy provide the frameworks for how I understand the human experience. These complementary modalities offer a container for the work of healing and growth.”
-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 or Internal Family Systems Therapy. Together we will decide if DMP and/or IFS is right for you. Please get in touch via the contact page to book your consultation.
Moving Together operates in Tkaronto, on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. As a settler on this land, I strive to decolonize my approach to therapy through ongoing reflection on the colonial roots of Dance Movement Therapy and active learning about the many systems of oppression that impact my clients and all those who live on Turtle Island.
- Watch Jessica’s performance of “Dancing Trauma” at An Evening of Dance Movement Therapy to find out more about her journey into DMP and working with trauma.
- Check out Jessica’s 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?“