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Drama Therapy

Drama Therapy

Drama Therapy services offered in Washington DC Metropolitan Area, Bowie, MD

Did you know that acting out conflict can help you process your emotions? Serving the Washington, DC, metropolitan area in Bowie, Maryland, the licensed mental health care providers of The Modalities Group integrate drama therapy into treatment plans for adolescents, teens, and adults processing tough emotions, experiences, and past traumas. Call the mental health center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about drama therapy.

Drama Therapy Q & A

What is drama therapy?

Drama therapy is an experiential approach to mental health care that allows individuals to act out their past experiences and process difficult emotions. A powerful form of storytelling, drama therapy gives you the opportunity to express your emotions and respond to conflict in a safe, productive environment.

Your licensed mental health provider at The Modalities Group may integrate drama therapy into your care plan to help you find solutions to problems in your life, gain a new perspective, or respond to future conflicts.

How does drama therapy work?

Drama therapy is useful for individuals, couples, and families. Before beginning drama therapy, your therapist creates your unique treatment plan. The counselor works with you to discuss your needs and obstacles that may prevent you from achieving your goals. 

The team uses numerous creative methods to carry out drama therapy, including:

  • Acting
  • Role-playing
  • Puppets
  • Storytelling
  • Creative writing
  • Improv

Your counselor may devise made-up situations or ask you to recount a memory from your past. They can incorporate games, music, and other forms of media into your care plan to help you get the most out of drama therapy.

Drama therapy is different from psychodrama, an art therapy that specifically focuses on past issues and conflicts you’ve experienced. Unlike psychodrama, drama therapy allows you to explore made-up situations, like TV shows, fairytale stories, or family sitcoms.

What can I expect from drama therapy?

Drama therapy is individualized and tailored to your specific needs and treatment goals. Each session may build on a fictional situation from your previous session or focus on an entirely new dramatization. Drama therapy may involve homework, such as creative writing, to ensure you make the most of your sessions.

What are the benefits of drama therapy?

Many people can benefit from drama therapy. The Modalities Group team may recommend drama therapy to help address:

  • Conflicts at work, school, or home
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance use disorders
  • Grief
  • Career transitions
  • Relationship problems

After an initial visit, the team can determine whether incorporating drama therapy into your care plan may be beneficial.

Call The Modalities Group today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about drama therapy.

If you are interested in scheduling a therapy session for your teen, we’re here to help. Call TMG in Bowie, MD, at 240-599-3500 to schedule their first appointment. Helping teens navigate these tumultuous years is what we do best.