Ashley Kleinman, MA, LCAT, RDT graduated from Denver School of the Arts as a Theatre Major in 2004. Since then, she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2008 where she received my Bachelor of Arts in a Theatre and Psychology double Major with a minor in Drama Therapy.
According to The North American Drama Therapy Association, "Drama Therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. Through storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation, and performance, participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice being in relationship, expand and find flexibility between life roles, and perform the change they wish to be and see in the world."
In 2012 Ashley received her Master of Arts from New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development's Drama Therapy Program. Upon graduating, Ashley work at HeartShare Human Services of New York's Creative Solutions for Families Program, where she was conducting home-based drama therapy sessions with families in crisis, with the ultimate goal of preventing the separation of children from their families. Ashley is now a Registered Drama Therapist with The North American Drama Therapy Association and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with The State of New York and is currently working as a Creative Arts Therapist at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, working in acute mental health on both adult and child inpatient units.