Cost of Doing Business: Why Small Business Prices are Higher

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to what what has been called “the Great Resignation,” as well as a series of worker strikes. More individuals are turning to the gig economy and/or self-employment to mitigate risk while supporting their families and… Read moreCost of Doing Business: Why Small Business Prices are Higher

What Your Friend Means When They are “Out of Spoons.”

A recent conversation with a colleague reminded me that not everyone is familiar with spoon theory, or the concept of being low on, or “out of spoons.” This is a phrase common within the disability community, but may be unfamiliar… Read moreWhat Your Friend Means When They are “Out of Spoons.”

What is Neurodiversity?

I am a neurodiversity-affirming provider. But what does that mean? History of Terminology The term “neurodiversity” was coined by Australian sociologist Judy Singer in the late 1990’s. Similar to how the term “biodiversity” refers to the natural variety within Earth’s ecosystem, the… Read moreWhat is Neurodiversity?

COVID-19 and Burnout: We Were Not Made for This

Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic is HARD. Many of us have been engaging in varying forms of quarantine, isolation, and social distancing for 18 months. Over the spring and summer, the roll out of the vaccine brought some hope. Just… Read moreCOVID-19 and Burnout: We Were Not Made for This

What is a Role?: Role Play in Drama Therapy

Role theory is an important aspect of drama therapy. It is what helps a drama therapist choose which roles a client will engage with during role play. Role theory is influenced by theories from theatre, performance studies, psychology and social… Read moreWhat is a Role?: Role Play in Drama Therapy

Drama Therapy and its Roots in Theatrical Techniques

A question that comes up time and again is, “What differentiates drama therapy from psychotherapy?” As someone with a background and training in theatre, drama, and performance studies, this question is a frequent source of confusion and frustration. Because the… Read moreDrama Therapy and its Roots in Theatrical Techniques