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Find Drama Therapy Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

If you’re dealing with internal struggles or conflicts, or are searching for an interactive outlet that can help you improve your life, drama therapy is a promising option to consider.

Drama therapy incorporates drama principles and activities, in addition to psychology and behavioral health techniques, to help you achieve mental health objectives.

It helps you to tap into your feelings, attitudes, and behaviors through theatre and drama-based activities. Drama therapy can include storytelling, improv, role-playing, and theater games. This is a good option for someone who is having difficulty articulating their stories, goals, feelings, and thoughts through talk therapy alone.

Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Drama Therapy Benefits

Drama therapy is a proven approach. Here are some ways that drama therapy helps people:

  • Improved self-awareness and self-understanding.
  • Greater self confidence.
  • Healthy and effective interpersonal communication.
  • New coping skills.
  • More expression of emotions and feelings.

This is not an exhaustive list of drama therapy benefits.

If you are interested in learning more about Drama therapy and other forms of expressive art therapy, check out this article by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Jennifer Bishop.

Get Started with Drama Therapy Today!

A drama therapist or counselor can help tremendously, regardless of your creative skill level or social ability. And Mental Health Match is here to help you find a local therapist or counselor in minutes! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Nia Meadors
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Together we will develop a treatment plan that help achieve desired goals. Modalities available to you include CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, narrative therapy, solution-focused and psychoeducation.


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Together we will develop a treatment plan that help achieve desired goals. Modalities available to you include CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, narrative therapy, solution-focused and psychoeducation.

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I believe in a working partnership with clients and create interventions to match the specific needs of each unique individual.

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Learn the language of our feelings which fosters growth in communication, insight, authentic self, and self-care. Everyone can benefit from a safe space to be vulnerable and process or explore these feelings.


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Learn the language of our feelings which fosters growth in communication, insight, authentic self, and self-care. Everyone can benefit from a safe space to be vulnerable and process or explore these feelings.

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My goal is to support your journey to healing and recognize your true potential. Through person-centered approach while utilizing system theory and strength-based framework, I promote self-development, learning, insight, and action.

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Together, we'll explore where you're stuck, in order for you to process, grow, and thrive. Whether you're seeking therapy to process past wounds, heal your relationships, or manage day to day stress, we can break the cycles holding you back.


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Together, we'll explore where you're stuck, in order for you to process, grow, and thrive. Whether you're seeking therapy to process past wounds, heal your relationships, or manage day to day stress, we can break the cycles holding you back.

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I blend trauma-informed research, emotion regulation, mind-body practices, and practical day-to-day tools. I also believe in the importance of exploring your self beliefs, family system, and attachment style.

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find your unique path to a healthier self that will be reflected in how you connect to your parental identity, increasing your emotional and mental strengths and ensuring healthy development for your children.


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find your unique path to a healthier self that will be reflected in how you connect to your parental identity, increasing your emotional and mental strengths and ensuring healthy development for your children.

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I believe in transformative sustainable change that disrupts what others believe to be true about who you are as a person and a parent - through offering mental wellness intensives to parents bringing awareness to parental identity development.

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Carmen Spears
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Together we will work on altering your attitude and your view of life by developing an individualized treatment plan. Your grief and loss will be processed as we explore your emotions. You will learn anger management skills that you can utilize.


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Together we will work on altering your attitude and your view of life by developing an individualized treatment plan. Your grief and loss will be processed as we explore your emotions. You will learn anger management skills that you can utilize.

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I can provide you with a safe space to address your anger and process your grief and loss. I can show you how to continue living as their memory is kept alive. I can teach you skills to manage your anger which will allow you to be more in control.

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