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.) and/or creative arts therapies.
Others might benefit from first attending a drama therapy group.
Drama Therapy COVID-19 Precautions
As of 2023, all services remain virtual until further notice.
I hope to be able to offer in-person services again in the future. Please check back for future updates.
In making the choice of when to return to in-person gatherings, I follow the recommendations of trusted epidemiologists regarding risk assessment.
I recognize that often the COVID-19 precautions mandated by government officials prioritize the health of the economy over that of its citizens.
Marginalized populations (BIPOC, Disabled, immunocompromised, etc.) are at the highest risk of complications or death from a COVID-19 infection.
My commitment to social justice includes masking and social distancing until global vaccine equity can be reached, or until COVID-19 variants no longer pose a risk to vaccinated individuals.
What is Drama Therapy?
If you are new to drama therapy, welcome!
I have created a variety of content to explain more about drama therapy for those who are unfamiliar.
Since drama therapy is experiential, it can be hard to understand only by reading. I would encourage you to also watch some of my TikTok videos.
If you have never heard of drama therapy before, you will benefit most from reading this general overview. Both role theory and role play are important parts of drama therapy, and it helps to know what that means.
If you know some basics, this in-depth look at my specific background and approach might be more helpful. I have also provided examples of creative interventions we might do in a session together.
If you still have questions after following the above links, you can schedule a free consultation. This will allow us to discuss how drama therapy could best support your individual goals.
Drama Therapy FAQ
“Do you take insurance or offer insurance reimbursement for drama therapy services?”
No. Drama therapists are not currently able to be reimbursed by health insurance providers outside of an inpatient hospital setting.
My current rate for individual services is $100-175 sliding scale for a 60-minute session.
You can read my blog to learn more about how sliding scale works, and how it allows those with more power and privilege to support those with less.
I am a member of the Open Path Collective, which allows me to offer low-cost services (<$70 per session).
I will consider a reduced sliding scale (starting at $75) for those whose income has been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
You can contact me to inquire whether I have any available slots in your preferred range.
“Can you give me a diagnosis?”
No. 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. A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) may also be able to diagnose in certain situations.
I believe self-diagnosis is valid. It takes a certain amount of privilege to access formal diagnosis. I also recognize some people need a medical diagnosis for school or workplace accommodations, medication, or other reasons.
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.
If you need a diagnosis as a part of your official medical record, I can offer a referral.
“Can you prescribe or manage psychiatric medications?”
No. 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 prescribe psychiatric medication or offer a referral.
We can explore what you see as the pros or cons of taking medication, unpack the social stigma attached to it. We can also 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.