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  • Dilara Akpinar

    Dilara Akpinar,  Dance/Movement Master’s Level Art Therapy Intern . Dilara (she,her) is a British/Turkish dancer, and is currently in her second year of studies completing her Master of Science degree in Dance/Movement Therapy. Previously, Dilara has offered dance/movement therapy to children both individually and in a group setting with the intention of exploring emotions, expression and connection. In the past year she’s also been collaborating with community-based organizations in facilitating movement classes for adults who are navigating multiple challenges in life. Dilara believes that the body is a beautiful source full of information that could provide insight about trauma, emotions and thoughts. She is a true advocate for dismantling oppressive practices in mental health by incorporating connection, nature, rhythm, movement, imagery and creativity among her practices with a person centered approach first and foremost– Dilara is curious to meet you where you are at, whether verbally or nonverbally.