Child Dance/Movement Psychotherapist in Prague

Child Dance/Movement Psychotherapist in Prague

Milešovská 1312/6, Praha 3, 13000 Now open - closes at 23:59

5.0 Reviewed by 1 users
Individual play and movement-based psychotherapy for children, creative dance and movement therapy groups for children with special needs, i in English, French and Czech.

I am collaborating with VZP insurance as part of the mental healthcare program, therefore it is possible to gain a contribution up to CZK 500 per session for children 7 years old and up. More info about the program is available on the website.

What is Dance/Movement Therapy?

Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) is defined 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”.

Because of its focus on nonverbal expression, DMT is a perfect psychotherapeutic method for working with children. Children are only slowly developing their ability to use language. They express themselves in symbolic ways rather than by words. Dance therapists can seize the meaning of their symbolic expression and through use of movement, dance, special props or toys help and support the child in resolving the issue.
The first goal in the process is always establishment of a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and safety without which the therapy cannot be successful.

DMT is suitable method for a variety of conditions such as ADHD, trauma, ASD, PTSD, developmental delays and such.

Who am I?

I gained my Dance Therapy training in master's program at Pratt Institute in New York City and had been working with diverse children's populations since 2019. As a Mental Health Clinician at University Settlement, I worked with preschool children affected by trauma. I also served children with ASD, ADHD and developmental delays at the Joan Fenichel Therapeutic Nursery at the League School in Brooklyn. For several years, I collaborated with a non-profit organization POW! - Power of We! creating free enrichment programs for children of all ages and backgrounds.

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Reviewed by Angela Salcedo 19.05.2023
I met Jana more than three years ago in a volunteer program for children with Down Syndrome in NYC. Since I met her, she has consistently demonstrated professionalism and skill as a dance movement therapist. She led the movement session and the children were always eager to participate and to interact with her. The activities were fun and very appropriate for the kind of group we had. Besides, she is very experienced working with children with... read more


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