Frequently Asked Questions

What is Drama Therapy?

Drama therapy is the intentional use of drama and/or theater processes to achieve therapeutic goals. Drama therapy is active and experiential. This approach can provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals and solve problems, express feelings, or achieve catharsis. Through drama, the depth and breadth of inner experience can be actively explored and interpersonal relationship skills can be enhanced. Participants can expand their repertoire of dramatic roles to find that their own life roles have been strengthened and expanded.

How do I find a therapist?

This Private Practice Listing will assist you in locating a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) in your area. The Listing provides information on the therapist's office locations and availability, practice description, education professional licenses and languages spoken.

Who is included in Private Practice Listing?

The therapists you will find here are a highly educated group with everyone in possession of at least a Master's Degree in Drama Therapy from a program accredited by the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA), or hold a Master's or Doctoral Degree in theater or a mental health profession with additional in-depth training in drama therapy through NADTA's Alternative Training Program. All therapists listed are Registered Drama Therapists and current members of the NADTA. As Registered Drama Therapists, they must meet stringent training and education requirements established by the NADTA.  All Registered Drama Therapists abide by the NADTA Code of Ethics.

What problems do they treat?

Registered Drama Therapists listed in the Private Practice Listing treat a range of presenting problems. The major ones relate to managing life’s obstacles and challenges, including mental illness, relationship difficulties, family conflicts, anxiety, stress, loss and collective trauma. Behavior change, skill-building, emotional and physical integration, and personal growth can be achieved through drama therapy.  Adult therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, child therapy, and group therapy are all available by a qualified Registered Drama Therapist.

When can I schedule an appointment?

Registered Drama Therapists schedule clients not only during regular weekday hours, but also during evenings and weekends. Check with the individual therapist for their office hours and availability. Ask for times convenient for you.

How to be listed on the Private Practice Listing:

Only those professionals who have met the requirements as a Registered Drama Therapist of  NADTA will be listed on this locator service.  Click here to submit your information for a  Private Practice Listing.