Licensed Master of Social Work
Registered Drama Therapist
 NY Certficate in Applied Positive Psychology
Seminar In Field Instruction
WHAT I DO   &   WHAT THEY SAY

As a Licensed Master of Social Work and a Registered Drama Therapist I'm
using drama / theatre processes to achieve therapeutic goals.

 I'm mostly influenced by person centered approaches within experiential / relationship oriented theories, Interpersonal Group Theory,  Positive Psychotherapy and Role Theory.

In my groups I combine elements of social work principles, strengths-based positive interventions and creative dramatics.

My specialty is working with gro​ups with cognitive limitations (below avarage IQ with psychiatric diasabilities, and elderly people with dementia).


"Your contributions afford a fine integration of psychosocial development and the dramatic arts !  You are brilliant.  Nothing short of brilliant, with a Midas touch."   
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Professor Cipriano, MS, LCSW, LPsa - Fordham University, Lincoln Center 

My passion is to inspire hope and maximize potentials.


I believe in the power of performance as a product, as a process, and everything in between.​


"Andrea is a diligent researcher on how to use drama therapy with DD clients and on how to integrate the information into social work interventions. Andrea fosters autonomy and, at the same time, she helps the clients to feel that they are members of a goal directed group. Andrea has excellent engagement skills. She is able to engage difficult and resistant clients and form effective working alliances with them. Andrea has a natural tendency to see people's strengths, help the clients to recognize their strengths and to build on them, reframe issues and to see things in a more positive light.  Andrea promoted self-determination and she encouraged clients to pursue their dreams to the extent possible.  
Raymond T. Franzem, PhD - AHRC Director of Social Services for Education
   
"Andrea is the kind of person you love working with. She is a jack of all trades, dependable, inspiring, and supportive.
  Her talent and experience as a drama therapist, actor, and social worker were a huge asset as a program assistant. She is also a great trainer and public speaker.
Her knowledge and experience compliment her lovely disposition."
Jodie Berman - True Care, Director of Programs and Community Engagement


"Andrea's work in drama therapy and psychodrama embodies the highest level of care, creativity and competency. Her experience ranges from clinical to corporate settings. Because of her broad range of skills in business, acting, and languages she has the unique ability to tailor dynamic, engaging and effective, interventions for her clients."  
Dr. Daniel J. Tomasulo - PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP -   Spirituality Mind Body Institute, Teachers College, Columbia University    

"Andrea is a true genius and recognizes genius in her clients, peers, and mentors. The world truly is her stage and she enables everyone to be a star, the true sign of a professional."

Nancy Sondag, LCAT, RDT/BCT