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"The Therapist Who Moves You"

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Introducing The Movement Therapy Deck, an innovative approach to processing our emotions that focuses on nervous system regulation. The deck offers 52 movement-based exercises that are simple to follow and accessible for all skill levels. Our easy-to-use therapeutic tool can be used in individual therapy sessions or group settings and is available wherever books are sold.

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Erica Hornthal, known as "The Therapist Who Moves You" is a board-certified dance/movement therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor.  She is the founder and CEO of Chicago Dance Therapy and author of the award-winning book, Body Aware.

As a licensed talk therapist, Erica knows that words only get us so far. Whereas, if we’re willing to tap into its power, the body can take us the rest of the way as we process emotions and strengthen our mental health. 


Erica is spearheading this movement by moving you. Dance/Movement Therapy comes in, providing the structure and space for people to truly listen to their bodies. This practice isn’t about being a perfect dancer and it’s not just a way to let loose and have fun. It’s learning that movement is life — our movements influence our thoughts, which influence our behavior, which makes us who we are. 


About Erica

What is Dance/Movement Therapy?




Movement-based psychotherapy for individuals and groups.


Available for counselors and dance therapists in need of supervised hours.


Body-based approaches to mental health for wellness enthusiasts, professionals, and coaches.


Contact Erica

Erica is currently seeing clients through telehealth and in-person through Chicago Dance Therapy

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