Psychodrama, an experiential form of therapy, uses guided drama and role playing to work through problems. First developed by Jacob L. Moreno, psychodrama includes elements of theater – such as the use of props – and is often conducted on a stage, or in a space that serves as a stage area. Psychodrama is used in both individual and group therapy settings and can help people gain perspective on emotional concerns, conflicts, or other areas of concern in a safe and supportive environment. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s psychodrama experts today.

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As a Certified Psychodramatist, I offer options for change using a broad range of effective exercises for growth and insight into relationships, personal behavior, emotional and psychological issues, and self esteem.

— Jon DeAngelis, Creative Art Therapist

I am a registered Drama Therapist (RDT), but sadly that option wasn't listed. I work with playfulness and interactive processes, to help you discover new ways of seeing the world, new roles to open up to in your life, and the possibility of making new choices and patterns. Don't worry, this isn't about "making you act"! Together, we can improve your ability to respond to life situations with more spontaneity and less uncertainty, by practicing new skills and playing with new ways of responding.

— Christi Proffitt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Psychodrama is an experiential form of therapy that allows for corrective and reparative experiences followed by dynamic improvement through expression and rehearsal. In plain terms, we can revisit the traumatic moments in your life, or the moments you wished had happened to heal the trauma and correct your narrative. Playing pretend is not only for kids, it is a powerful way to understand the world around you, and to practice being the person you want to be.

— Imari Hardon, Therapist

My approach is to allow you to take the lead while incorporating drama and other expressive arts into the sessions. I am here to help you understand and begin to heal from those everyday worries by helping you express yourself through different art modalities when sometimes words are unable to encapsulate those feelings.

— Cree Noble, Student Therapist in Chicago, IL

Working under a supervisor, I provide safe and professional therapy. In my practice, I follow both the Code of Ethics of the institute of Psychodrama and Statement of Ethical Principles for the European Association of Psychotherapy. I always strive to further my abilities as a therapist and psychiatrist, making it my professional duty to attend international workshops regularly.

— Ekaterina Tyurina, Psychotherapist in Belgrade,

I specialize in drama therapy and psychodrama, intentionally using theatre techniques and theory to explore roles, relationships, healthy dynamics, and life transitions.

— Alexandra Devin, Creative Art Therapist in Beacon, NY

"Everything that is learned in action must also be unlearned in action." (J.L. Moreno)

— Allen Johnson, Counselor in Brandon, MS

I have had 13 years of Psychodrama training and am a practitioner of action methods in helping individuals and couples

— Marc Hafkin, Psychotherapist in Bethesda, MD

I have have enhanced my work with a number of individual and group drama techniques, especially Forum Theater, in which participants get to generate and try out their own solutions to challenges in a safe setting, before attempting change in the rest of life.

— John Eichenberger, Counselor in Macedon, NY

I graduated from Kansas State University with a Masters in Theatre Emphasis Drama Therapy, which I like to incorporate in my sessions to add to the healing experience.

— Sherry Brown, Clinical Trainee

I had 700+ psychodrama training hours. I utilize experiential & expressive art techniques to facilitate people's creativity, spontaneity & flexibility in all levels (cognition, emotion, & behavior). I create an experiential process to impact people inside & outside of therapy, which empowers them to gain new experience internally and externally. Therefore, they develop a stronger self & I believe through the experiential process, the changes made in therapy fundamentally last longer.

— Pei-Yi Lin, Psychologist in ,