M.A. Drama Therapy, M.A. Educational Theatre
services and specialties
I offer individual and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults who seek to improve their emotional
and mental well-being. I accommodate client preferences for traditional talk therapy in addition to creative arts therapy.
I have had success helping clients with:
As a drama therapist, I draw from roles, projectives, and improvisation to help a client increase their range of strengths, work through an issue with safety and enjoyment, and attain balance. Aspects of art therapy and dance/movement therapy are also incorporated when useful. As a result, our work can be done through stillness or movement, with words or without them, using the body or objects.
My work is informed by Psychodynamic Theory, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Play Therapy. This orientation helps both the client and myself understand how the past has impacted the present, find healing and balance within current conditions, and move forward to shape their desired future.
When working with a client, I adapt my approach to the individual's culture(s). I have done so effectively with various ethnicities - especially Asians and Asian-Americans.
Questions and Answers:
Does Drama Therapy involve acting or performing?
Only if you want it to. At its core, Drama Therapy is a playful, dynamic way of expanding our possibilities. Traditional talk therapy is also always an option.