I currently offer 1:1 drama therapy services on a case-by-case basis.
Preference will be given to those who have some experience with theatre, drama, or some aspect of the creative arts (visual art, poetry, songwriting, creative writing, etc.) or creative arts therapies.
All services are currently virtual. I hope to be able to offer in-person services in the future.
I follow the recommendations of trusted epidemiologists regarding risk assessment, recognizing that often the COVID-19 precautions mandated by government officials take the economy into consideration over human life.
Marginalized populations (BIPOC, Disabled, etc.) are at highest risk regarding COVID-19, and a commitment to social justice includes social distancing until global vaccine equity is reached.
What is Drama Therapy?
If you are new to drama therapy, or this is your first time hearing about it, welcome!
I have written a more general overview here.
If you’re looking for in-depth information about my specific background and approach, read this.
Or, if you want examples of creative interventions we might do in a session, I have written about that, too.
Both role theory and role play are an important part of drama therapy, and you can learn more about what that means.
If you still have questions, I’m always happy to talk about how drama therapy could support your goals.
“Do you take insurance or offer insurance reimbursement?”
As a drama therapist, I am not currently able to be paneled with health insurance providers.
My current rate is $150 for a 60-minute session.
I do offer sliding scale services starting at $80, based on income.
I am a member of the Open Path Collective and have limited availability for low-cost services ($30-60 per session).
“Can you give me a diagnosis?”
Some people need a medical diagnosis for school or workplace accommodations, medication, or other reasons.
Not every healthcare professional is able to diagnose. In Texas, a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) can offer a diagnosis that will become a part of your official medical records.
I believe self-diagnosis is valid. It takes a certain amount of privilege to access formal diagnosis.
As a drama therapist, I approach diagnostic labels as a role or identity. You might have been given a diagnosis in the past. Or, you might have chosen one for yourself based on information you found in books, videos, or relationships with others who share similar experiences.
We can explore what a particular label means to you, how it helps you access self-awareness or community, and explore the social and cultural meaning assigned to it.
“Can you prescribe or manage psychiatric medications?”
A Psychiatrist or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) can assist with medication management. Sometimes your Primary Care Physician (PCP) might also be able to assist.
We can explore what you see as the pros or cons of taking medication, unpack the social stigma attached to it, and brainstorm strategies if you struggle to take medication consistently due to memory issues or executive dysfunction.
If you would like to learn more, contact me to schedule a free consultation! I can tell you more about my background, philosophy, and approach.
When exploring stressful situations or difficult emotions, it is important that you feel comfortable.
Being able to chat, even virtually, helps you get a sense of how it feels to talk to me. And discover whether what I can offer feels in line with your needs and goals.
Please come prepared to discuss your questions and concerns. It would help me to know (briefly!) about your current struggles and goals. Also, what has worked well (or not!) for you in the past.