Starting July 16, 2022, individuals experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis (including suicidality) in the USA will be able to dial 988 to speak with a crisis counselor and be connected to local resources for additional support. Why… Read morePutting 988 into Context: Crisis Intervention in the USA
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
I am someone who has dedicated my life’s work and study to the Arts and Humanities. It is why I ultimately decided to pursue drama therapy. I know that in the US especially, I am fighting an uphill battle. But… Read moreTheoretical Foundations of Drama Therapy: Thinking Outside the Binary
There is a common, popular narrative in mental health. That mental illness is caused by faulty brain chemicals. People with depression have brains that cannot produce enough serotonin. Those with ADHD lack dopamine. This narrative attempts to reduce cultural stigma… Read moreYour brain isn’t broken: Mental health in late capitalism
An important aspect of being a creative arts (or expressive arts) therapist is being an advocate and a translator. It is not unlike being an ambassador from a foreign country. Each of the creative arts therapies represents a unique theoretical… Read moreWhite Supremacy and Psychotherapy: How have you managed not to know?
One of the struggles of being a creative arts therapist is helping others understand what that means. I created this Venn diagram to help. I want to show how multiple fields and approaches have developed in an attempt to understand… Read moreWhat is the scope of practice of creative arts therapies?