Life is a journey, but more importantly, it’s YOUR journey!

As a registered drama therapist, I combine theatre techniques with therapeutic principles to provide clients with an opportunity for change and personal growth. I often combine select elements from Experiential and Relationship-Oriented Therapies in my drama therapy work; however, each approach is based on a client’s needs and objectives. My core belief as a registered drama therapist is that life is a journey with many paths. So often these paths include twists and turns the traveler never sees coming. However, it’s our willingness to accept these turns as an opportunity for new direction and hope despites life’s challenges and trails.

The following includes select core beliefs and practices of Experiential and Relationship-Oriented Therapies. For more information or to schedule a group session, please complete the form located on Contact/Book Workshop.

Experiential and Relationship-Oriented Therapies

I. Existential Therapy

Core Beliefs & Concentration:

  • Identity and establishing meaningful relationships.
  • Learning to accept anxiety as it occurs.
  • Developing self-awareness and individual freedom.
  • Living authentically and in the moment.
  • Constant transition of evolving and becoming.
  • Searching for meaning in clients subjective world.

II. Person-Centered Therapy

Core Beliefs & Concentration:

  • Making positive changes with effective and practical outcomes.
  • Innate gravitation towards self-actualization.
  • Fulfilling client’s creative nature with growth-fostering conditions.
  • Further enhancing growth process through Expressive Arts and Condition of Creativity– i.e., client’s inner and outer world become unified; client is accepted in a non-judgmental setting; client is authentic and explores change/growth within a safe and creative environment.

III. Gestalt Therapy

Core Beliefs & Concentration:

  • Spontaneity is key to living a full life.
  • Focuses on mind and body rather than separate parts.
  • Self/Environmental Awareness is necessary for effective self-regulation.
  • Living in the “here-and-now” is foundational for positive well-being.
  • Closure occurs when life changes are accepted in the moment.
  • Self-regulation and motivation are further developed with problem solving.