Ayme Krogstad

(LCPC, R-DMT)

About Me

Raised hiking and fishing in Montana, I developed an early appreciation for the inherent therapeutic value of nature and movement. I studied classical ballet through high school, but never imagined my passions for dance, creativity and helping others would come together so fluidly later on in life. I received my Bachelor's in Psychology from The University of Montana and Master's in Expressive Therapy: Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. I was fortunate enough to be able to return to Montana in 2015 and currently reside in Whitefish, a ski resort town in North West Montana.

Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) is defined as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the cognitive, emotional, social and physical integration of the individual. It is a dynamic form of therapy utilizing the wisdom of the body to help heal the individual. Though not very well known, DMT is similar to other expressive therapies like art and music in that it assists clients in disrupting the negative dialogue that often traps them in dysfunctional patterns of behavior.

Verbal communication is preceded by movement. Before we are able to articulate what we need through language, we learn to interact with our world and ourselves using our bodies. Tapping into that preverbal knowledge allows the individual to get out of their head and in touch with a deeper part of themselves. DMT assists clients in developing an awareness of their movement patterns and how they interact with their environment, and themselves, as a catalyst for change.

My therapeutic style is compassionate and nonjudgmental but also direct. Getting in touch with your body and learning the movement patterns you use to interact with your environment is paramount so expect to get up and get moving whether we are on the phone or communicating through email. If you have any other questions about Movement Therapy please don't hesitate to ask!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Self esteem

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #BBH-LCPC-LIC-29160 (Expires: 2019-12-31)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Feb 07, 2019 after counseling with Ayme for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Ayme is flexible with my hectic schedule, and extremely communicative. Her insights are valuable and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend anyone to work with Ayme.

Written by A.I. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Ayme for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Ayme has been very supportive, responsive, and most importantly has provided useful feedback and food for thought!

Written by A.N. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Ayme for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ayme is absolutely amazing at creating a trusting, warm and constructive atmosphere for counseling. It's so easy to build trust in her and open up to her, and she clearly knows what she's talking about. She replies to my messages quickly and her helpful and empathetic replies always make me feel better. I'd recommend her to anyone who seeks counseling without hesitation, especially to young women.

Written by B.A. on Nov 27, 2018 after counseling with Ayme for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Ayme is so great. She deciphers everything I type out in my lengthy paragraphs and makes sure to hit every topic I talk about and either ask more questions to understand me better, or take the information and give me helpful advice to understand my feelings and reactions and how to process it differently. I’m really thankful for her guidance and the way she approaches everything we talk about.