Emily Reyns, MA, R-DMT, MHC

Certified Pro-Act Instructor

Emily Reyns is a registered dance movement therapist, psychotherapist, and ordained minister with over ten years of inpatient psychiatric experience. Currently working at UVM Medical Center, Emily concentrates on facilitating psycho-therapeutic groups on the inpatient psychiatry units, providing individual mental health consulting in the emergency department, educating staff as a Certified Pro-Act instructor, and participating on a state level through the implementation of mental health strategies and improvements. Emily also has a vast performance arts background with an emphasis in ballet. Emily was recently co-author/researcher of the following publications: Positive Patient Response to a Structured Exercise Program Delivered in Inpatient Psychiatry (Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 2019), the most-read research item from the University of Vermont, and Olfactory Virtual Reality (OVR) for Wellbeing and Reduction of Stress, Anxiety and Pain (Journal of Medical Research and Health Sciences, 2021). Emily’s research focuses on areas such as the mind-body connection, psychosis, eating disorders, nutrition, mindfulness, resiliency, and eastern philosophies.