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.

Meet the specialists

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 Fairport, NY
 

I have over 300 hours of training in psychodrama from Centerwood Institute, and currently hold the title of Assistant Director of Psychodrama.

— Dana Sayre, Creative Art Therapist

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 ,
 

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 incorporate elements of Psychodrama in my individual work and in the groups I facilitate. I am actively engaged in professional development and training in this area.

— Lindsay Pierce, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Olympia, WA
 

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

— Allen Johnson, Counselor in Brandon, MS

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