Isabel Shanahan, MA, LCAT, RDT

Drama Therapist

Isabel was a graduate intern with our company in 2013 and we are excited to have her return to work with us full time, primarily out of our Bushwick studio. She is a graduate of the New York University Master's program in Drama Therapy, is licensed in New York and holds the national registration for drama therapists.  She has additional training in Developmental Transformations (DvT). Isabel's background in acting, theater making, and creative community development work, including her current role as the Director of Brooklyn Acts, a student-driven theater program, afford her a rich, integrated approach to healing through drama therapy.  Isabel has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and their families cope with a variety of challenges through theater and play, including terminal illness, inter-family trauma, behavioral issues, and major life changes. Isabel has traveled extensively, speaks Spanish, and is comfortable providing therapy to a wide array of cultures and backgrounds. She believes deeply in the power of healing through creative expression, and it's power to help cross cultural and personal barriers towards a deeper human connection.  For her own personal and creative outlets Isabel makes theater with her creative partners, and escapes the city frequently for hiking in the woods.