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 overwhelmed 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.
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North American Drama Therapy Association
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How do I get started with therapy?
Help is just a few easy steps away. Schedule an Appointment or call 847-477-8244. Visit our How to Get Started page for answers to your questions.
How can therapy help?
Almost anyone can benefit from therapy. It is a supportive process for personal growth and self-improvement. Many scientific studies show that therapy is a helpful way to learn more about yourself, improve your range of coping skills, and learn how to deal with life’s stressors more effectively. Get Started.
Is creative arts therapy covered by insurance?
Yes! We accept most major insurance plans and are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Cigna. We also provide out-of-network services.
How much does therapy cost?
Costs depend on many factors, including your insurance and financial situation. Our fee for 52-minute sessions is $150. Your therapist can answer further questions about costs. We accept several major insurance plans and our fees are eligible for reimbursement by most Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). Questions? Contact Us!
How often do I need to come in?
Therapy is kind of like fitness – the more you put into it, usually the more you benefit. Our clients tell us that at least one session per week is most helpful to them. Of course, coming more or less often is also an option. Questions? Contact Us!