Happy Little Therapeutic Movement


Eastern/South Auckland, New Zealand

©2017 by Happy Little Limited

Happy Little Therapy

开 心 就 好

For Your Creative Tamariki

Happy Little was formed to provide quality therapeutic experience and enlightenment delivered to every individual and families with a sense of empathy, understanding, friendliness, and honesty.


We envision to provide culturally competent and holistic services that


  • upholds the growth of individuals with learning and socio-emotional development

  • promote individual movement expressions and physical fitness

  • address the behavioural challenges in children and individuals

  • support parents and caregivers of individuals with additional needs

  • prevent the development of mental health issues among families and in society


"Movement is the Medium where Sensory Integration and Mindfulness Take Place"

Hi! I'm Elise!

And I'd like to dance with your child!

Dance Movement Therapist / Mental Health Coach
DTAA (Prov DMT), Adv. Clin. Prac. Cert in DMT (DTNZ),
PGDip(Sc) Psych (ABA), B(Sc) Applied Psych (Hons)

My journey began after graduating from a Bachelor degree in Applied Psychology.

I started as a Behavioral Therapist implementing Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) alongside children with learning difficulties for Early Autism Project Malaysia.

Specializing in children with additional needs, I furthered my training in Dance Movement Therapy at Dance Therapy NZ, following with a Postgraduate Diploma (Sc) in Psych (ABA) (Behavioral Science) at the University of Auckland.


My expertise and area of practices include:

Integrated dance movement therapy with positive behavioural support as a part of early interventions

for children with learning difficulties or individuals with additional needs.

Creating a safe and nonjudgemental environment for individuals to express and work on their goals.


I am particularly interested in the integration of Mindfulness techniques, Creative Movement Psychotherapy,

Positive Behavioral Support, Pivotal Response Treatment, Relational Development Intervention,

Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,

Psycho-therapeutic Counseling, and Person-Centered Approaches.

Through years of practical experiences,

I learnt there is a correlated relationship between both the external environment and the internal needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health. 

Therefore, culturally competent and holistic service in promoting growth,

connections and social-emotional development are crucial.

I aim to deliver individualized sessions that fit into different families needs,

believing strongly that every individual has a unique thought of their own

and deserves a supportive environment to grow.

 I am also experienced in coaching and providing support towards individuals with mental health challenges depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, anger issues in different aspects of life. 

Consultation and Online Support services are also available.  

For more information:

Mob: +6422 047 5565 

Email: cmtherapynz@gmail.com

"If you look deep enough, there is good in everything."

Operating Hours

Mon - Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat/Sun: 10am-3pm

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