Mindfulness implies that the mind is fully attending to what is happening, what you’re doing, and the space you’re moving through. This can be done in many different ways such as breath work, movement, creative expression, visualization, and guided meditation.
Mindfulness Exercise With 5 Senses
Katie Bank MA, BC-DMT, LPC
Adult and Child Psychotherapist and Dance/Movement Therapist
Therapy should be safe, personal and creative to nurture change and growth. I want to help you feel supported and restore hope that things can get better. We will work together to find a unique and individualized approach at the pace that feels right. With a warm and authentic style, we will get you closer to your goals and find balance in your emotions, behaviors and values. I treat individuals, families and couples as well as children, adolescents and adults.
I have a person-centered, relational approach drawing from mindfulness and embodied techniques. My work as a professional counselor and dance/movement therapist allows my clients the ability to connect their mind and body as one for a more holistic and integrated experience. Some of my specialties include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and people with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Professional Biography for Katie Bank
Katie Bank treats children, adolescence, adults and families as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist.
Katie integrates an experiential mind body approach which allows the individual to fully explore, understand and transform their current life situation and future.
Katie has a background as a professional modern dancer and received her BFA from The University of the Arts and MA in Creative Arts Therapy from Drexel University. Her movement background helps foster an approach resulting in a creative, accessible and adaptive process. Katie's professional experience alongside her clinical training allows the individual the opportunity to gain a new perspective, build confidence, increase self awareness and practice growing in new ways.
Her clinical work includes extensive work with eating disorders, trauma, mood disorders (depression and anxiety), physical disabilities and developmental delays. Katie’s primary clinical experience came from working at the Renfrew Center for Women with Eating Disorders and HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Other professional experiences have included work with substance abuse, OCD, severe psychological illnesses, autism, ADHD and the LGBTQIA+ community. Katie's work has expanded between large groups, small groups, families, couples and individual therapy.
Different methods and styles are used in Katie’s work. Approaches include creative and expressive arts, mindfulness, person centered, humanistic, CBT, DBT and 12 step models. Katie understands that each person is unique and finding what works best for the individual needs to be explored. Katie loves collaborating and working together to help individuals find clarity, resolution and a sense of peace in their lives.