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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Drama Therapy involves the practice of embodying different roles in real-time that are therapeutic. For example, if a person dislikes their job and wants to leave, but is fearful to take the next steps, this is an example of two parts of a person that are at odds. My approach depends on the comfort level of my client, but I often use this method by helping people identify these conflicting parts of themselves, and express themselves from those different points of view.

— Liz Michaud, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

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 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

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

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 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

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 often applies roleplay as a tool for exploring traumatic experience or working on challenging situations in a safe and solutions-focused way. I have a Masters in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York and employ many other theatrical interventions for group and individual therapy. Techniques I often use are: - image theatre - improvisation - forum theatre - theatre games

— L Tantay, Student Therapist