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About Kinections

Dr. Danielle Fraenkel founded Kinections℠ in 1984 to bring dance/movement therapy to people struggling with eating disorders, depression, and other unhelpful or painful responses to stress and the challenges that come with being alive. Since then services have grown to include:

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Kinections is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (#5767). We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidlines. Guidelines. NBCC defines dance/movement therapy as a specialized form of counseling. NCCs may take the alternate route courses both for credentialing in dance/movement therapy and to meet NBCC's continuing education requirements.

What Makes Kinections Special?

We use dance, movement, and music along with conventional counseling techniques to focus on problems as diverse as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, preoccupation with weight, creative blocks, and problems with verbal communication. Dr. Fraenkel finds this combination of techniques especially helpful for individuals and couples striving to be part of a group (a family, a work team, etc.) and for those struggling to free their creative selves. You do not need dance training or talent to benefit from the counseling and creative arts therapy approach that Kinections offers. You probably had the skills we work with before you went to kindergarten. At Kinections you can reclaim them, working in the way that suits you best.

Your Options

You can work alone, in a group, as a couple, or as a family. One of our groups is for women only. You may also attend 8-12 week sessions that focus on specialized topics including: body confidence & presentation skills, physical and sexual abuse, unblocking the creative in you, parenting skills, grief and loss, and compulsive eating/poor body image

Our Method: LivingDance~LivingMusic

LivingDance~LivingMusic works with natural forms like breath, muscle connection, body boundary, and pulse. These relate directly to how we feel about ourselves and how we function. LivingDance~LivingMusic frees you to be creative and intimate without losing your sense of self. Body confidence is for everyone!

Body Confidence for Everyone

We teach you to reduce the negative effects of stress, to make presentations confidently, to present yourself assertively, and to generate charisma. LivingDance~LivingMusic is especially useful for people in the public eye (teachers, lawyers, health professionals, etc.), dancers, athletes, and anyone who feels awkward in his or her body.

Parenting Skills

Participants learn how to support a child's healthy development using the body's language, natural rhythms, and child-friendly ways of talking.