Nina Strongylou, MFT, RDT/BCT, graduated from the CIIS Drama Therapy program in 1989. She has been employed in several psychiatric settings, since that time. The program has been instrumental in enabling her to work creatively with groups of chronically mentally ill individuals. She works at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, conducting individual and group therapy. There, she supervises drama therapy interns and MFT trainees.
Nina was on the board of the National Association for Drama Therapy (NADT) for six years. She served as vice president of NADT, was the editor of its national newsletter, Dramascope, and chaired NADT’s 1998 national conference. Currently, she chairs the Trainer Review Committee that approves and certifies drama therapy trainers.
Nina is a licensed Marriage, and Family Therapist, a Registered Drama Therapist and Board Certified Trainer in drama therapy. In her private practice, she works with people who are questioning the quality of their lives or have difficulty keeping up with life’s demands. Nina believes that personal therapy makes a difference, and can change a lonely struggle into a shared exploration of possibilities and change. She is also training and supervising students and clinicians in both verbal and drama therapy approaches.