Explore the Origins & Performance of This Innovative Form of Psychotherapy
NEW YORK – Leon Silvers, LMHC, will deliver a virtual presentation on “Drag Therapy: Theory and Practice” on July 15, 2020. This online event will be held in conjunction with the New York Center for Living and is open to mental health professionals, educators, and patients across the country.
As the creator of this innovative form of psychotherapy, Silvers will discuss the history of drag as an art form, cultural practice, and means of self-exploration, giving each participant the ability to uncover and reflect on different aspects of their identity. By examining the various therapeutic modalities that have been used to develop Drag Therapy, Silvers will give participants the tools to help their patients develop drag personas and connect with their struggles, accomplishments, and personal characteristics in a new and exciting way.
“Drag Therapy is an experiential therapy that allows participants to identify and embody different aspects of themselves through drag, costume, performance, makeup, and improvisation,” Silvers explained. “It is an effective way for patients to gain insight, work through fear and trauma, and increase their creativity and spontaneity.”
To provide more opportunities for clients and practitioners to learn about and experience Drag Therapy, Silvers will hold a completely experiential virtual workshop on July 26, 2020, that is open to the general public. Please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gR6MOjeIRYS6NloVb-xQaw to sign up for “Drag Therapy: Theory and Practice”, or email Jessica Fraser at email@example.com to enroll in the virtual workshop.
About Leon Silvers
Leon Silvers, LMHC, is the creator of Drag Therapy and the founder and director of Silvers Psychotherapy, a group psychotherapy practice headquartered in New York City. He has been invited to present Drag Therapy events and workshops at multiple venues, including Amazon, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, WorldPride, and RuPaul’s Drag Con. He can be seen doing Drag Therapy on Season 2 of the reality show “Drag Heals” which airs October 2, 2020 on Amazon Prime. Visit our website at www.drag-therapy.com or www.silverspsychotherapy.com to learn more.