Suzanne Hastie, Counseling / Psychotherapy / Dance Movement Therapy (Body Centered Counseling)


Based on the empirically supported premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected, the American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.


Focused on movement behavior as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship. Expressive, communicative, and adaptive behaviors are all considered for group and individual treatment. Body movement, as the core component of dance, simultaneously provides the means of assessment and the mode of intervention for dance, movement therapy.

Practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational and forensic settings, and in nursing homes, day care centers, disease prevention, health promotion programs and in private practice.

Effective for individuals with developmental, medical, social, physical and psychological impairments.

Used with people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds in individual, couples, family and group therapy formats including:

  • Trauma
  • Mental Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Physical Disability
  • Personal Growth/Wellness
  • Childhood Anxiety/Mood Behavior Disorders
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Autism



A powerful, contemplative movement practice that helps us slow down, become more present to who we are, and supports us in moving forward with more conscious awareness. Authentic Movement facilitates having a deeper connection to oneself and one’s body (or to one’s whole self).

Benefits include reducing stress, feeling more grounded, calm & centered, and enhancing mental clarity & self-confidence.


“Dance Movement Class at Twin Ponds Center is relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. I was curious about how the movement class would feel… and how it might help my body to move more freely and with ease. After a few classes, I find the type of free flowing movements (to specific patterns and rhythms guided by Suzanne) to be helping my coordination and balance. I love how free and easy my body feels after a class. Expressing various movements to music brings my mind / body awareness and releases tension. And best of all… it is fun!” −Gloria H.

Suzanne Hastie, MA, ADTR, NCC, LPC

Call 610.417.0831 for an appointment or information