Danielle Levanas, MA, RDT, LCAT, is a registered drama therapist on faculty at Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles and SoCal Drama Therapy Centre. She received her master’s degree from New York University and has worked in a number of clinical settings, including forensic psychiatry, addiction treatment, and within educational systems. Danielle holds an advanced certification from the International Trauma Studies Program in NYC. She was a member of the Big Apple Playback Theatre Company for 9 years, and she has studied at the Developmental Transformations (DvT) Institute East. Danielle has a private practice in Los Angeles, CA built on a commitment to cross-cultural dialogue, an exploration of power dynamics, and a holistic approach to recovery. She works with individuals of all ages to help them discover a greater sense of flexibility, play, and empowerment in their lives.
Registered Drama Therapist (RDT)
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, NY State (LCAT)
“Danielle is a fearless and passionate drama therapist. Danielle enters spaces – externally and internally, which could be categorized as marginalized, forbidden, or daunting. She brings relentless creativity and play to her work, finding most unexpected places to infuse embodied and projected methods to undertake the dramatic therapeutic process. She is present and attuned to her clients and her working environments in a way that allows an inner freedom to emerge from closed off parts of her clients’ selves, while attending to the real dynamics of the external worlds that her clients inhabit and that she is a part of. I have worked with Danielle in a number of settings and can say with no hesitation that she dives all the way into her work with courage, grace, and levity. She is a gift to the individual and group processes of therapy.” – Isabel S.