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.

At Hancock Center, dance/movement 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 are also offered at 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 Dance/Movement Therapy will be at the forefront of transforming society toward greater health and resiliency.

Mission Statement

Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy improves the lives of others by providing body-centered, movement-based psychotherapy, education and outreach. We fulfill our mission by supporting the healthy potential of individuals of diverse ages, abilities and needs to enhance their lives. We are committed to serving the under-served and those who might not have access to or the ability to pay for therapy.

Basic Information

Scholarships and sliding fee scale are available for therapy services upon request. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; therapy hours are by appointment. Call us (608) 251-0908. Our fax number is 251-0939. E-mail us at info@hancockcenter.net.
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Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy is a non-profit supporting organization of the Marian Chace Foundation, the charitable branch of the American Dance Therapy Association, and a United Way partner agency.

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