Ande Welling, CMHC, BC-DMT

Spirals & Heartspace, PLLC

Adults & Adolescents(age 12+):
Anger Management, Anxiety, Body Awareness, Certified Movement Analysis, Dance/Movement Therapy, Depression, Marriage/Couples, Mindfulness, Premarital, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery
Children (age 0-3):
Childhood Attachment Issues

Ande earned her Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Anthropology, with a minor in Dance at Weber State University. After moving around the United States, she landed in Illinois to pursue a master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling and obtained certification as a Certified Movement Analyst (GL-CMA) at Columbia College Chicago.

Ande has worked in medical settings with individuals diagnosed with neurological injuries and disorders, with parents and children working on attachment and bonding, with adolescents in residential treatment integrating DMT, dance teaching, and mental health therapy, with couples (pre-marital and marital), and briefly with Navy, providing body-based therapy to returning soldiers.

Ande enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Her specialities include anxiety, depression, stress management, mindfulness, relaxation, self-awareness and self-compassion. She also enjoys working with parents and infants (0-3), developing and nurturing the attachment relationship.

In addition to her clinical work, Ande is a soulful adventurer and continues dancing, creating, and performing professionally. She is passionate about performance as therapy, authentic movement, world travel, and dancing in natural spaces. Ande serves on the American Dance Therapy Association’s (ADTA) Public Relations Committee, and is currently Editor in Chief of the ADTA blog.

Ande accepts self pay and clergy-assisted payment, along with the following insurances:

• Aetna
• Blue Cross Blue Shield

• Select Health (Care, Choice, Med plans)
• WISE Network

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I believe the process of therapy involves coming back the body, to the mind, to the fullness of one’s self. Through presence and non-judgmental compassionate awareness combined with mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, and body-based therapeutic approaches, I empower people to uncover and recover their inherent wholeness.