Classes and Groups

Group: A Group for Acting Out: Body, Voice, and Choice

Group: A Group for Acting Out: Body, Voice, and Choice

A Group for Acting Out: Body, Voice, and Choice

Can’t decide whether or not you should choose a high paying job or more time with your family? Stuck thinking you have to put up with your boss’ behavior forever? Torn between staying in your current relationship or taking a break to tour Europe? Any issue can be brought to the stage for greater insight into where you have agency, what your options are, and how you can advocate for yourself in a way that feels good and true. Psychodrama is an action-oriented group therapy approach where aspects of our lives are dramatized to explore and experiment with solutions to our problems. In other words, it’s where our mind, body, and voice come together to act out difficult conflicts we otherwise feel stuck processing on our own. Call upon others to stand in as those contrasting voices so you can take a step back, climb upon that soapbox, speak from your heart and let your thoughts and emotions be heard, or take on the role of another to gain a new perspective. This is your invitation to the stage, come play while I help direct the dialogue for deeper internal awareness.

Day and Time: Mondays from 6pm to 7:30pm

Fee: $400 for 10-Sessions ($40/session)

Size and membership: Group is limited to 8 members. The group is currently enrolling new members now.

Contact: Register by phone at 408-963-6694 ext. 462 or email at

Amanda has two psychology degrees and is currently receiving additional guidance and education from Santa Clara University and Process Therapy Institute to complete a masters in counseling psychology. She is a MFT Trainee, under the supervision of Svetlana Kriemer, LMFT, at Process Therapy Institute in San Jose where she sees teens, adults, families, and couples using the Process Model of psychotherapy, among other techniques, with her clients. She also has a background in theater and enjoys finding ways to combine the best of both worlds. She is passionate about self-expression, self-acceptance, interdependence, and harnessing the intrinsic power of the body, the higher Self, and community. She is excited to bring together two great loves – therapy and theater – to provide a dynamic and therapeutic experience.