Sometimes a truth is best expressed through what is not necessarily “true”, but through stories and symbols. In drama therapy, we explore through embodied and vocal expression what mere words and formulas cannot always accurately touch. There are many forms of drama therapy, but at the heart of all of them is the discovery of the meaning-filled nature of your experience,
We all play roles in our lives, in dramatic settings through which various plots are enacted. The objects and relationships in our lives work symbolically to reveal the depth of our interconnectedness to others and the world, in the past, present, and future.
Using theatrical techniques like story-telling, scene work, solo performance, mime, improvisation, ritual, and dance, a drama therapist works with individuals and groups to discover their potential for growth. Imagine using wordless movement to express a feeling you can’t explain. Imagine writing a poem to capture an experience you can’t fully describe. Imagine sharing this with a reflective, empathetic guide who accompanies you on your journey as a person and your discovery of yourself as an artist. As your therapist, I offer that accompaniment and guidance.
Currently, I am working toward becoming a registered drama therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association under the direction of Maggie Yowell-Wilson, LMHC.