Isabel is a graduate of the New York University Master's program in Drama Therapy and holds the national registration for drama therapists. She is currently training for her EMDR certification through the Parnell Institute. Isabel's background in theater making and creative community development work afford her a rich, integrated approach to healing through drama and other creative modalities. Isabel has worked in a diverse array of clinical settings with children, adolescents, adults, and their families coping with a variety of challenges, including terminal illness, inter-family trauma, behavioral issues, chronic mental health obstacles, and major life changes. Isabel 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. She brings a holistic, flexible approach to her work, responding to the needs and styles of her clients. For her own personal and creative outlets Isabel makes plays and loves exploring both the city and the woods.
Isabel Shanahan, MA, LCAT, RDT
Senior Drama Therapist