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 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 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
 

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

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
 

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 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 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 have completed psychodrama training hours both in the Indian and U.S contexts.

— Akhila Khanna, Creative Art Therapist in New York City, 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