YOU GOT YOUR MASTER’S IN DRAMA THERAPY. WHAT IS THAT?
Drama therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. Through storytelling, projective play, and purposeful improvisation, participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice being in relationship, expand and find flexibility between life roles, and perform the change they wish to be and see in the world.
Expressive therapy (or creative arts therapy) is a broader term that includes a variety of modalities, including drama therapy, art therapy, music therapy, dance/movement therapy and poetry therapy. These disciplines have been applied in psychotherapy and counseling with individuals of all ages for more than 70 years. They have roots in theories of healing that draw on creativity and self-expression.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS TYPE OF WORK IS RIGHT FOR ME?
I utilize many different types of approaches. Every client is different. I cater my work to meet the needs, comfort level, and interest of my clients.
Some clients love expressive therapy and others prefer more traditional forms of talk therapy and counseling. While it might sound scary at first, there is a wide spectrum of types of expressive therapy interventions. Our initial session will cover checking in about your history, goals, and comfort level with expressive arts. Expressive therapy and drama therapy can serve people of all ages dealing with stress, sadness, bullying, depression, addiction, trauma, stage of life stresses, and family dynamics.
Your sessions will be unique to you and your goals! Some clients benefit more from talking, others from movement or improvisation, others from more art-based work, and most end up being a combination of interventions.
IS DRAMA THERAPY PRIMARILY FOR KIDS?
Drama therapy and creative arts therapy can be for kids. It also can be for adults or teens dealing with daily stresses in today’s fast paced and sometimes isolating world.
HOW ABOUT IF I’M NOT AN ARTIST OR ACTOR?
No prior experience in creative fields is needed to benefit from drama therapy! I believe that each person is creative in some way, and through the process of creative arts therapy, we can uncover the spark that makes you feel inspired, connected, and grounded in your life and work.
WHAT ARE YOUR CREDENTIALS?
I am a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) through the North American Drama Therapy Association. I also am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) in New York State. I was awarded my MA in Drama Therapy from New York University, and gained my internship and licensure hours in psychiatric hospitals and addiction treatment facilities in New York State. I moved to Los Angeles in 2018 and started my private practice.
WHERE IS YOUR OFFICE?
IN-PERSON My office is in Burbank, Los Angeles, CA
BURBANK at Healing Through Action Studios | 1201 S. Victory Blvd., Suite 104, Burbank, CA 91502
TELEHEALTH I also meet with clients Online through a secure video platform.
Clients living in New York State can submit for reimbursement with most insurance policies through my LCAT license. Please contact me if you have further questions regarding Telehealth Online Video Therapy.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES? AND DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Phone consultations are always complimentary. I would love to talk with you and see if I am the right person for you to work with!
At this time I do not take insurance for clients in California. Clients living in New York can submit for reimbursement with most insurance policies through my LCAT license.
Contact me for inquiries about pricing and hours. I have a few sliding scale slots open each week.
I look forward to talking with you.