Rachael is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist and a Developmental Specialist. She supports children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder using DIR Floor-Time Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy in the home, school, and community environment. She leads therapeutic movement groups for children, adults, and elderly and brings play, joy, and connection everywhere she goes.
She started her own business called Rachael’s Moving Hearts, LLC in 2015 where she works privately with children and families using her two passions combined. She uses dance and movement as a way to connect in a positive way and learn new strategies when working with challenging behaviors or difficult emotions. She leads workshops and classes at events to help all humans get in touch with themselves and get more connected to their bodies.
Rachael began her career as a Preschool Teacher and taught children ages 2-5 for eight years in Reggio Emilia Inspired preschools. Then in which she decided to take a different path and become a Dance/Movement therapist. She received her Masters of Science in Dance/Movement therapy from Sarah Lawrence College in 2014. Currently, She works privately and facilitates groups with children and families using therapeutic Dance. By integrating these two principles in which are both supported by neuroscience, Rachael focuses on the people she works with and adapts what she does based off of the individual or group she is working with. She firmly believes and knows that we, humans, are all about relationships and that the body is the best and first place to go back to in order to connect to ourselves and to each other. Rachael’s work is always changing as she continues to grow and develop. If you are interested in working with Rachael, reach out and let’s see how she can best support you!
Mission: To support positive human connections to yourself and to others through movement.