About Us

Hancock Center AboutHancock Center is a unique non-profit organization created in 1983. It is located on a residential street in downtown Madison, a few blocks from the state capitol. The center provides dance/movement therapy, health and wellness education, and serves as a community-wide resource. Facilities in this century old house include two spacious movement studios, offices, and a reference library. It is now expanding its practice to offer a range of creative arts (also known as expressive arts) therapies.

At Hancock Center, therapy sessions are offered to people of all ages and abilities. Clients seek services both independently and in collaboration with other professionals. Programs and outreach services can also be developed for schools and other agencies.

Hancock Center works closely with local organizations and professionals. We receive referrals from public and private social service agencies, hospitals, community programs, educational facilities, and mental health providers.


Issues that our clients have addressed include:

  • Stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression, OCD, phobias
  • Parenting, family & couple issues, divorce, adoption, attachment
  • Sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse
  • Autism, cognitive delays, learning disabilities, ADHD
  • Gender issues
  • Neurological and/or memory problems
  • Food and eating concerns
  • Postpartum depression
  • Psychological adjustment to medical procedures and chronic medical conditions
  • Life transitions, loss and grief, aging



Vision Statement

Hancock Center for Creative Arts Therapies will be at the forefront of moving communities toward greater resiliency and wellbeing.

Mission Statement

Hancock Center for Creative Arts Therapies supports the healthy potential of individuals, families, and groups through psychotherapy-based experiences involving movement, art, music, and drama. We are committed to serving people regardless of their ability to pay.

Basic Information

Hancock Center offers a sliding fee scale for therapy services, upon request. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; therapy hours are by appointment. Call us (608) 251-0908. Our fax number is (608) 251-0939. E-mail us at info@hancockcenter.net.

Hancock Center for Creative Arts Therapies is a non-profit supporting organization of the Marian Chace Foundation, the charitable branch of the American Dance Therapy Association. Hancock Center is a United Way partner agency.

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