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

Role playing can be used in so many ways. It can help us take ourselves out of our own mind and think about things from a different perspective and challenge our current way of thinking.

— Cody Bonertz, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Omaha, NE

Vicky received their master's in counseling with specialization in Drama Therapy, and has is working towards their credentialing in Drama Therapy through the NADTA

— Victoria Serdyuk, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Bellevue, 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

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

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 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

My training in psychodrama has allowed me to use this therapy as a way of interacting with the many roles we have in our lives, along with a unique way of interacting with our emotions, selves and issues.

— Elizabeth Thomas, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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, Creative Art 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,