In letting go of wanting something special to occur, maybe we can realize something special is already occurring.
Aliza Solomon (Roth)
Aliza is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her M.A. in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago in 2018 and her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Aliza supports individuals, couples and families through their personal journeys of healing and integration of the mind, body and spirit.
In our complex world, we each hold so much – responsibilities, societal and cultural expectations, worries, hopes, dreams and more – and we can often feel stuck, overwhelmed or alone. Taking the first step toward change can be scary. When working with Aliza, clients find a collaborative partner who will move with them through fear and vulnerability toward growth and self-love.
Aliza has extensive experience working with children, teens and families through crisis and uncertainty as well as through life’s everyday challenges. Through her work within schools, she has discovered a passion for supporting parents and couples as they navigate changing family and relationship dynamics.
Aliza has developed an integrative therapeutic style that fuses dance/movement therapy, humanistic psychology, relational psychotherapy and other practices such as mindfulness meditation and yoga. The present moment is the only one in which we truly live and Aliza strives to meet every person with creativity, empathy and encouragement.
Using a trauma-informed and body-based lens, Aliza incorporates dance/movement therapy techniques throughout the therapeutic process to support clients in deepening the connection and alignment of their inner and outer experiences. To ensure every individual she works with is seen, heard and validated, Aliza meets clients within their socio-cultural contexts to provide culturally competent, antiracist and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy.
Aliza lives with her husband and dog Rufus and feels most herself wandering through the woods, practicing on the mat and dancing to the beat.
Education and Credentials
- M.A. in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago in 2018
- B.S. in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
What specific modalities do you practice and are you certified?
I use an integrative therapeutic style that fuses dance/movement therapy, humanistic psychology, relational psychotherapy and other practices such as mindfulness meditation and yoga.
Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.
What do you like to do when you are not working? What do you do for fun?
I love trying new restaurants and breweries with my husband or a few friends. I like taking my dog for long walks in nature. I love grabbing an AirBnB for a weekend and exploring a new town or city. And lately I’ve been spending as much time as possible with my nephew Reuben who will be 1 year old in April 🙂
What are you excited about? What is your passion? What do you want to learn more about?
I’m currently excited about exploring the intersections between dance/movement therapy and other trauma-informed modalities. I am passionate about helping clients drop into their bodies with curiosity, self-compassion and safety to learn more about their truth and their relationships. I want to learn more about Somatic Experiencing, NARM, IFS and EMDR. I also want to do an introductory training of the Enneagram for my personal growth and learn how to incorporate the richness of its framework into my therapeutic style.
I work with
- Older Adults
- Children (5 -12)
- Adolescents (11-17)
- Emerging Adults (17-24)
- Relationships (Couples/Relational Work)
- Relationships (Parent-Child, Siblings, Family Therapy)
- Internal Family Systems(IFS)
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
- Multicultural Therapy
- Dance/Movement Therapy
Areas of Interest
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Depression and Mood
- Grief and Loss
- LGBTQIAA+ Affirming
- Behavioral/Emotional Issues (in children)
- Parent Support/Training
- Creatives, parents
- Young children
- New parents
- Folks exploring their spirituality
- Folks exploring their gender identity and sexuality
What do you do for self-care?
- Woods walks/hiking
- Improv dance
- Yoga and meditation
- Naps with my dog Rufus
- Long showers
- Spending time with friends and family
Favorite podcasts, books or blogs
- We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach and Amanda Doyle
- Enneagram 2.0 with Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes
- My Grandmother’s Hands
- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Make an Appointment
Please note: Aliza is only available for telehealth appointments.