Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
— Oscar Wilde

I was interested in how the mind function and fascinated by the healing power of drama. It made sense to me to combine my double major in Bachelors at University of Toronto together - Psychology and Drama, but I did not know how. So I Googled. Having been introduced to Drama Therapy by Google, l learned more about it through attending the North American Drama Therapy Association and completed the Drama Therapy program at California Institute of Integral Studies. I have seen and experienced first hand incredible, immediate effects of this form of therapy through Renee Emunah, Armand Volkas, David Read Johnson, Antonio Ramirez Hernandez, Sylvia Israel and my fellow colleagues. It has been life changing journey. 

Here is how we describe Drama Therapy on the North American Drama Therapy website:

"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."

Drama therapy is the intentional and systematic use of drama/theater processes to achieve psychological growth and change.
— Renee Emunah, PhD, RDT/BCT | Director, Drama Therapy Program, California Institute of Integral Studies
Unlike talk therapy, drama therapy gets there really fast. Role-playing -acting out issues and problems - is more effective than talking.
— Robert Landy, PhD, RDT/BCT | Director Drama Therapy Program, New York University
(Drama therapy) values the possibilities of the unadorned encounter between a therapist and a client in the play space. Here, the world of imagination with all its contradictions and mysteries can be revealed through the embodied play of two free consciousnesses.
— David Read Johnson, PhD, RDT/BCT | Director, The Institutes for the Arts in Psychotherapy

Have a question or ready to schedule an appointment? Call (628) 333-5248 and I will be happy to help. You can also contact me here or email me directly at dianachutherapy@gmail.com.