Anat Ziv

BA, Haifa University, Israel, MSc, California State University East Bay (Previously, California State University, Hayward), Certification in Family Therapy - Post Graduate Studies, New Jersey Multicultural Family Therapy Institute.

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Creative Art Therapist, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, (BC-DMT) National Certified Counselor. 30 years of experience in psychiatric, educational and communal settings working with people facing a range of mental, emotional, social and behavioral challenges. Worked at Newark Beth Israel – Children’s Crisis Intervention Unit, Mount Sinai – Children Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, Sinai Maayanot, and Carmel Academy. Served on the board of the New Jersey chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association for eight years, with four of them as Co-President. Initiated a dance/movement therapy program helping middle school dance division students untangled emotions that arose through self-choreographed dance pieces, taught Arab–Israeli college students how to work with special needs children in creative ways, and supervised many student interns. Currently runs a private practice, and specializes in working with women, children, and families going through major life changes. Research interests include how DMT can help immigrants adjusting to life in America, children in inpatient psychiatric units, and women in transition. SLC 2019–.