Aliesha Bryan is a body-oriented psychotherapist who obtained her Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a registered Dance/Movement Therapy (R-DMT).
Defined as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote an individual's emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration, dance/movement therapy is a modality that allows clients to explore how the information and emotional experiences held within and affecting their body can assist in the gaining of insight and growth.
As a child of Afro-Caribbean immigrants, Aliesha is sensitive to intergenerational and race-based trauma. Aliesha is passionate about working with individuals from diverse, multicultural and/or marginalized backgrounds, including those who identify with the immigrant, refugee, and migrant experiences. With an understanding of systemic oppression and sociocultural barriers to treatment, Aliesha brings sensitivity, curiosity, and empathy in order to create a supportive and affirming environment. Aliesha embraces the HAES movement and its anti-oppressive framework. She is passionate about dignified treatment and respect for all bodies, self-discovery, resilience building and empowerment.
One of her special interests is working with performing artists suffering from body and eating disturbances, depression and performance anxiety. Aliesha has experience working with individuals coping with a variety of mental, emotional and behavioral health concerns, including eating disorders, body image issues, stress, anxiety, depression, among others.