Moira Ann DaltonCreative Arts Therapist, Dance/Movement Therapist
In Eastern Time
I believe that everything about me and my personality impacts my approach to therapy. I work everyday to show up as my authentic self, for myself and my work. I am soft spoken, patient and kind. I like to find the humor in things and believe being playful makes our inner child happy.
Once you lean into what you are afraid of or what you are resisting, it becomes less scary and more freeing. Without therapy, your subconscious beliefs are impacting (even controlling) your decisions, relationships and more. With therapy, we will see the reoccurring themes in your life and we will work to release what is no longer serving you.
My incoming clients usually have a presenting problem that they would like to work on. As we dig deeper into what is really going on, the goal becomes more clear and more specific to the client. I believe goals change frequently and it all depends on the individual.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
Children that experience parents and/or guardians that are avoidant, ambivalent, or resistant from an early age, may develop attachment issues. This can manifest as difficulty forming or maintaining friendships, romantic relationships and empathetic bonds throughout life, as well as other issues.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Abuse includes any significant mistreatment along the lines of psychical, emotional, sexual, verbal, and neglect. Survivors of abuse may experience negative thoughts and feelings, flashbacks, distrust of others, social withdrawal, self-harm, and increased likelihood of developing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Young Adults (18-24)
Relias Trauma informed raining , Relias ethic training
NY, LCAT, 002433
Masters of Science , Dance/Movement Therapy, Pratt Institute
Bachelors of Arts, Dance and Theatre with a concentration in Dance/Movement Therapy, Manhattanville College
I am a licensed creative arts therapist and a registered dance/movement therapist. I use talk therapy, but I bring the body along on the conversation. I like to utilize different creative modalities when I see fit to help my clients dive deeper into their subconscious and better understand themselves. I am passionate about mental health and it is reflected in my work. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out! I've worked in community mental health for over 4 years, working with children, adolescents, families and providing parent consult. My work has revolved around trauma and how that shows up in our everyday lives, whether we are aware of it or not. I began my private practice as a part time passion project recognizing that the need for therapy goes beyond severe cases. Therapy is needed to improve the quality of our lives and empower us to be our authentic selves. I have joined Choosing Therapy to nourish my practice full time and in result, nourish more individuals. I truly feel that supporting individuals through this work is my life's work and I am honored to meet each client and see them for who they are.
Remote Therapy, Maspeth, 11378, NY