Drama Therapy for Teens

For now, please check out our online games group for kids, tweens, teens and young adults!

A weekly teen group that is therapeutically experiential

(This particular group will start Summer 2020)

  • drama therapy can help reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms
  • drama therapy can help improve social skills and emotional regulation
  • drama therapy can help improve ability to cope with frustration, perfectionism, or disappointment
  • drama therapy encourages authenticity and finding personal strengths
  • drama therapy offers rehearsal for different ways of interacting, a great way to try out new behaviors
  • this highly experiential group is thought-provoking, engaging and fun


Drama therapy brings people together through fun, engaging, and embodied activities, which can include role-play games and improvised scenes.


Drama Therapy uses play, roles, story, creativity, metaphor, empathy, and improvisation to help people address social challenges, understand feelings, expand one’s sense of self, and practice life situations.


Drama Therapy is for everyone! You do not have to be “good” at acting to benefit from drama therapy.


This group will utilize drama games, improvisation, and drama therapy to foster social interaction and build self-esteem.

Each week will be built around a uniquely themed experience with discussion.

games group at TheraThrive for teens, social skills, communication

Who: Teenagers age 12-16 seeking to have fun with others (and improve social skills)

What: Weekly 2 hour group sessions

When: 6pm-8pm Wednesdays (starts Summer 2020)

Where: TheraThrive, 986 Moraga Rd, Lafayette, CA

Details: Group sequence is 6 action-packed 2-hour sessions

Cost: $549 for 12 hours (~$45 per hour!)

Future groups: sequences possible

Prerequisite for new clients: Individual meeting with our awesome therapist, Doug ($92), schedule January-March 2020

About the Facilitator

Doug Ronning is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 51086) and Registered Drama Therapist (RDT/BCT). He is a produced screenwriter and a life long fan of adventures. Learn more about Doug.

To Register

Contact us via email, or Call Doug at 925-954-6229, ext. 4#.