Julie Katz

Associate Drama Therapist
Graduate Student Intern, Brooklyn

Julie is in her final year of drama therapy graduate studies and is thrilled to be working at New York Creative Arts Therapists. Julie combines talk and drama therapy, as well as other creative activities like writing, visual art, and play into her sessions. Clients working with Julie can expect a gentle and accepting therapeutic approach. She helps guide them towards a greater sense of fulfillment and confidence in their lives. She found her way to drama therapy after writing and performing a solo show inspired by her experience working at a start up. While teaching improv she realized that the themes that came up for students in their improv scenes very well may have been themes they were working through in their lives. Looking back, she had definitely used her time improvising to work out the feelings rattling around in her body and mind.  She realized that she could help others use the power of drama, improv, and performance to better their understanding of themselves and enhance their lives. Julie has drama therapy experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families at the Association to Benefit Children, a community-based early childhood mental health clinic in the Bronx. She also holds a B.F.A. in drama from New York University.