Marybeth Weinstock, P.h.D BC-DMT
Primary Therapist, Santa Cruz
Dr. Marybeth Weinstock has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a Master’s Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) from Hunter College in New York, and an undergraduate degree in Dance and Psychology from Goucher College in Baltimore. Dr. Weinstock combines the disciplines of Clinical Psychology and DMT in her work as a therapist. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, schools, mental health facilities, and in private practice with a broad span of patients, and specializes in Eating Disorders, Trauma, Body Image, and issues of age. Dr. Weinstock’s life in the dance world has given her a personal perspective on both the travails of eating disorders and the joy of recovery. Her dissertation was entitled Women Dancers in Midlife: Coping with the Transition, which advanced her scholarship in and treatment of body image issues, and which inspired a series of ongoing workshops. Dr. Weinstock’s theoretical orientation includes psychodynamic, Jungian, feminist, cognitive behavioral, Internal Family Systems, and existential approaches. She has served on the CA Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association as both President and Communications Chair, and is currently Member-at-Large Elect for the national association. She sits on the research committee of the national association, and is the representative to ACCAHC. Her mentor Anna Halprin certified her to teach Movement Ritual. She is a certified facilitator in The Body Positive and uses its principles to guide clients through reclaiming their beauty. She is also deeply influenced by her studies with Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis, and Hanya Holm as a young dancer in NYC, and by her love of meditation and yoga. She has a private practice in Pacific Grove, CA where she also teaches dance class.