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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I have advanced training in psychodrama, an action based form of group and individual therapy that helps you connect with your emotions, improve your friendships and relationships, explore different parts of yourself, and allows you try out new skills safely.

— Kerry Conca, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, FL

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

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 have completed training at Onsite Workships Psychodrama institute.

— Lucy Cesnik, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Nashville, TN

Often the stories we tell ourselves, or others tell about us, frame who we believe we are and how we are perceived. These stories are played out in our every day lives at home, at work, and in our relationships either reinforcing inauthenticity or our authentic selves. Some exercises can help us course correct creatively toward an increased flow state reflecting more of our true selves. Insights, awareness of patterns, healing generational trauma are just some outcomes of this modality.

— Sassia Hochberg, Creative Art Therapist in Greenacres, FL

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

I have 400+ hours of training in psychodrama from Centerwood Institute, and currently hold the title of Assistant Director of Psychodrama. Psychodrama is an action method in which individuals use spontaneous dramatization, role playing, and dramatic self-presentation to investigate and gain insight into their lives. Psychodrama can be used to explore parts of self, as well as interpersonal relationship dynamics.

— Dana Sayre, Creative Art Therapist

I incorporate elements of Psychodrama in my individual work and in the groups I facilitate. I am actively engaged in professional development and training in this area.

— Lindsay Pierce, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Olympia, WA

Throughout my career continually use and have seen success in psychodrama. Psychodrama is a type of experiential, action-based therapy in which people explore issues by acting out events from their past or current events in their life.

— Mordy Gottlieb, Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ

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 in ,

I have extensive training in Psychodrama. Let's get up on our feet as we process our emotional and bodily responses!

— Nich Lyle, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Asheville, NC

I specialize in drama therapy methods to help people heal. This includes using mindfulness, embodiment, imagination, playfulness, acting, and role-play to explore parts of self, rigid roles we play in society, and ways to respond to stressful life situations.

— Irene Van, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Clara, CA