Drama Therapist


  • BA, Psychology and English Literature, Cornell University

  • MFA, Theater, acting concentration, Sarah Lawrence College

  • MA, Child Clinical Psychology, University of Denver

  • Completed Alternative Training Track of North American Drama Therapy Association



  • P-RDT (Provisional- Registered Drama Therapist)

  • Board Certified Life Coach



  • Drama Therapist at Ben Samuels Children's Center

  • Instructor, Montclair State University Department of Theatre and Dance.

  • Drama Therapist at Celebrate the Children, a school in Denville, NJ

  • Assisted professor of Drama Therapy, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

  • Drama Therapy intern at Bergen County Division of Family Guidance, CATS program and Youth Resource Center.

  • Drama Therapy intern for RISE and REFLECTIONS teen improvisation theater programs

  • Founder and Facilitator of Sibshop Montclair

  • Improvisational drama teacher at Montclair Cooperative School

  • Coordinator and facilitator for Luna Fantasy Factory theater camp



  • Recent Publication:  "Introducing Drama Therapy During a Pandemic: Clinical Commentary" in Drama Therapy Review, 7(2): 299-308.

  • Writer, producer, and actor in award winning web series, Cells of Quarantine  (2021).

  • Founding member and facilitator of Circle of Sparks Playback Ensemble, Montclair, NJ

  • Recent publication: “A Personal Reflection: Psychodrama Training as a Method of Deepening the Actor's Craft” in The Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy 66 (1): 147–149

  • Workshop presentation, Theater Approaches for the Classroom: Building Empathy and Attunement, for Alliance of Private Special Education Schools in North Jersey (ASAH) in-service

  • Monologue from my therapeutic theater play “Shadow of my Son” published in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2008

Learn more about Nadine and drama therapy on her website