Supporting individuals & organizations in expanding their capacity for authentic, honest, playful, safe connection ...one juicy step at a time.
I'm So Glad That You're Here!
I'm Dani Bryant (she/they), a fat, queer, neurodivergent, drama therapist.
A few ways I show up in the world:
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Registered Drama Therapist
Fat Positive & Body Liberation Provider
Mental Health Coordinator for Creative & Artistic Industries
Group Facilitator & Educator
Playwright & Forever Theater Kid
Cat Mama to Baby Edith +
I am passionate about collaborating with folks working to unlearn all the bullshit (YOU KNOW THE KIND I MEAN) that was (and often still is!) projected onto bodies, food, neurodivergence, worth, value, and all the rest.
More specifics on what & with whom?
You got it.
The aim is freedom and ease and MUCH more brain space.
Together we can dig in and define the philosophy of YOUR body liberation.
Rooted first and foremost in lived experience, needs and boundaries, I will hold space while offering a gentle nudge away from placing the blame on you or your body and, instead, taking the systems (Diet culture! Patriarchy! Capitalism!) a bit more to task.
I am passionate about the intersection of mental health and the arts.
While I hold the belief that everyone can be creative, I know that you have devoted yourself and sacrificed so much to stay true to what brings you the most meaning in your art making.
Whether you need mental health coordination on a creative project or a safe space to talk about eating disorder recovery, body liberation and the life of a working artist, I'm always down to help.
Newly diagnosed? Perhaps 30+ and just starting to understand the depth of how your ADHD has affected...well...EVERYTHING?
Are you wanting to better understand the intersection of eating disorders, body image and ADHD?
Wherever you are in your winding path, I'll be there to process and offer ideas and practical tools to try, try again, and well, keep trying (because...ADHD!)
"Dani finds the balance of creative, dynamic, and compassionate while gently pushing you to do your best work."
How to Connect!
Hey there! My therapy practice is currently full at this time. While I do have a waitlist--estimated wait is 8-12 months. Below are fellow fat liberation creative arts therapists and providers in New York State
Liisa Murray,MS LCAT, MT-BC
Aliesha Bryan, R-DMT
Hannah Smith, LMSW
Dani Bryant, MS, LMHC, RDT