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MariaCristina Canta

Psychological Counsellor

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I am a body-oriented psychological counselor who can support En-It-De speaking clients. My practice focuses on helping individuals or groups explore emotions and improve their body awareness through creative movement.
  • €60 / session
Based inBerlin
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About me

After finishing my Bachelor in Psychology in 2007, I continued my studies in Dance Movement Therapy while completing internships in the subject in Berlin. I have been formally working as a Dance Movement Therapist and as a body-oriented psychological counselor with psychiatric patients since 2021. I also offer expressive movement workshops in collaboration with different associations based in Berlin, focusing on inclusion and body awareness. I focus my practice on creating positive movement experiences through playfulness, connection and empathy. I am also a professional dancer and enjoy exploring different methods of movement therapy which I regularly integrate into my practice.

My approach

My professional dance and Dance Movement Therapy background has helped me personally become aware of how important our body is in our emotional regulation. In its essence, Dance Movement Therapy can aid us in translating our non-verbal signals (physical) to verbal one. Allowing your body to move freely and express itself in playful and creative ways, will provide space for needs and emotions to come to the surface. Dance Movement Therapy then further helps us explore these parts of ourselves so that we can understand them better. This new physical awareness can result in important guidance for how to recognize strong emotions and manage them more easily. My approach follows the principles of the Psychodynamic integrated by the LMA (Laban Movement Analysis) and the KMB (Kestenberg Movement Profile), systems and methods of movement observation and analysis, fundamentals tools, and guide of my Dance Therapy - Psychological counseling sessions.

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

Education
2023 Certificate in Psychological Counseling - REKS am Westend, Berlin (DE) 2021 Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy - Art Therapy Italiana, Bologna (IT) 2013 Bachelor in Psychology - La Sapienza, Rome (IT) 2007 Degree in Dance - Centro Studi Danza e Movimento, Firenze (IT)
Experience
Apr 2023 - today: Dance Movement Therapist at the "Besondere Wohnform Kreuzberg-Unionhilfswerk", Berlin (Germany) Aug 2022 - today: Dance Movement Therapist at the psychiatric clinic "MHI-Mental Health Institute", Berlin (Germany) Oct 2021 - April 2023: Movement Therapist at the psychiatric and Psychosomatic clinic "Friedrich von Bodelschwingh", Berlin (Germany) 2021 - now: Freelancing Dance Movement Therapist/Psychological Counselor in Berlin, in collaboration with "Salutare e.V.", "Mariposa Frauenprojekt", "Artemisia Projekt", "AWO Begegnungszentrum Berlin", "IntoDance", Berlin (Germany) 2017 - 2021: Intern Dance Movement Therapist, with groups of children between 4 and 12 years old and through individual sessions for adults - "Grundschule im Blumenviertel", Berlin; "Montessori Oberschule Potsdam", Potsdam; "Frauen Zentrum S.U.S.I.", Berlin; "Kita Arcobaleno", Berlin 2007 - 2018: Freelancing dancer and dance teacher, in Italy and in Germany
Languages
English
Italian
Insurances
Private Pay
  • €60 / session
Based inBerlin
Last active
Available in-person
Available online
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Availability

Usually responds within one day