Deniz Oktay, MS, LCAT, BC-DMT
Deniz Oktay is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist. She earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts with a major in dance at The University of Michigan prior to moving to New York City to pursue a professional dance career. She danced with several modern dance companies, including the Mark Morris Dance Group and Isadora's Legacy, before earning a Master's of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute. Deniz has been employed at Bellevue Hospital Center in the Department of Psychiatry for twelve years. She formerly worked with mentally ill and incarcerated men on the Forensic Service.Deniz's article implementing Dance Therapy Groups on the Forensic Service was published in 2009. She is currently a supervisor on the Child/Adolescent Service. Deniz has certificates from the New York Center for the Study of Authentic Movement and The Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society.