CHANGING the CULTURE of MENTAL HEALTH

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Caryn Bittinger

  • Caryn Bittinger, MA, R-DMT
  • Therapist

Cottage Grove, MN


Pronouns

she, her, hers

Education

Masters of Arts in Dance/movement Therapy & Counseling from Columbia College Chicago

Bio

Caryn experiences and sees everything as movement; from stillness and the smallest of movements to big sweeping movements, and everything in-between. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in Dance/movement Therapy & Counseling in 2009. After graduating, she dove into the intricacies of how to bring dance/movement into the lives children and families from all walks of life.  

Caryn has decided her next step is to work on becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. She approaches her work from a humanistic lens, while also bringing in Mindfulness and Dance/movement Therapy which assist in integrating the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical aspects of self.  As a DMT, there are many approaches — using authentic movements; using movement as a guide for awareness, growth, and healing; and using movement tools for developmental skills.

Beyond her time at Ellie, you will find Caryn with her 5 year old exploring nature, creating, and investigating, as well as spending time with family, and dancing.