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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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 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

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

I have completed training at Onsite Workships Psychodrama institute.

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

I had 700+ psychodrama training hours. I utilize experiential & expressive art techniques to facilitate people's creativity, spontaneity & flexibility in all levels (cognition, emotion, & behavior). I create an experiential process to impact people inside & outside of therapy, which empowers them to gain new experience internally and externally. Therefore, they develop a stronger self & I believe through the experiential process, the changes made in therapy fundamentally last longer.

— Pei-Yi Lin, Psychologist in ,

"Everything that is learned in action must also be unlearned in action." (J.L. Moreno)

— Allen Johnson, Counselor in Brandon, MS

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

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 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 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