Kimberly Ryan

Hi, my name is Kimberly and I joined the KidsXpress village in November 2020.

I trained in the UK gaining my Master’s degree as a Dance and Movement Psychotherapist at Goldsmiths. Whilst in the UK I worked across a spectrum of populations including child protection, out of home care, foster and adoptive families and juvenile justice providing dance psychotherapy and consultation, before moving to Australia. Since moving here I have been working with families who have experienced domestic and family violence, young parents experiencing homelessness, children and adolescents in out of home care and provided specialist trauma consultancy services before finding my way to KidsXpress.

Working in this field keeps me at the cutting edge of trauma and mental health treatment research as we know the latest developments intrinsically link the mind and body which forms some of the basis for Dance Movement Psychotherapy. Having a therapy medium that is able to support non-verbal expression allows anyone to access their lived experiences in a safe way and explore and make meaning of their experiences.

I feel very privileged to be able to dance this journey with all the families I see and look forward to dancing with you when you visit KidsXpress.