Psychodrama

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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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

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

It is my belief that, through years of helping clients, at times talking only may not help. I will do role plays, dramatizations of your life with key people, and act out what may have gone on in your life. This will help you get a much better perspective as to what keeps you stuck.

— Naomi Lufkin, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

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

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
 

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 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
 

Psychodrama is an action method, often used as psychotherapy, in which clients use spontaneous dramatization, role-playing, and dramatic self-presentation to investigate and gain insight into their lives. I use psychodrama with souldrama (http://www.souldrama.com/aboutsouldrama.html) to break patterns that are stopping you from fulfilling your lives.

— Caroline Beretta, Licensed Professional Counselor in Montclair, NJ

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
 

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