Theater Group


DRAMA (Acting & Improv)


Connect with others through "being in the moment", and saying "yes" to all possibilities! Maybe even create your own performance?


Drama Therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. Through storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation, and performance, participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice being in relationship, expand and find flexibility between life roles, and perform the change they wish to be and see in the world. 


-- North American Drama Therapy Association


Welcome to the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, where we use integrated theatrical arts as one of the main therapeutic components (expressive therapy) to serve our clients. Theatrical arts integrated therapy is one of four therapeutic components at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy that form the basis to an overall excellent treatment experience. We are not the usual treatment center for troubled clients. What makes us different? We offer an authentic fine arts training and therapeutic intervention through a performing arts program. Specifically, we use theatrical arts as a pathway to self-discovery and healing.


Who are Drama Therapists?


Drama Therapists are trained in psychotherapy and drama/theatre.  They hold a masters or doctoral degree from a program accredited by the National Association for Drama Therapy or a masters or doctoral degree in mental health or theatre supplemented by required courses stipulated by the NADT in its Alternative Training Program.  The designation “Registered Drama Therapist” (RDT) is awarded by NADT to applicants who fulfill requirements beyond the academic degree: clinical internships, supervised professional practice, and documented experience.


Drama Therapy Associations


North American Drama Therapy Association


Contact us and get started today.

We are located in Downers Grove and frequently see clients from Downers Grove, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst,

Glen Ellyn, Hickory Hills, Hillside, Hinsdale, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Riverside, Villa Park, Warenville, Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Western Springs.


Counseling and arts-based psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families looking for help with children, adolescents, stress, relationships, motherhood, creative parenting interventions, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief/bereavement, autism, communication, caregiving, terminal illness, and career counseling.