Kelly YoungMaster's Drama Therapist Intern
About Kelly Young
Kelly Young (she/her) firmly believes there is no wrong way to be creative and expressing yourself is a beautifully unique process. Each of us are the authors of our own stories, seeking out what we find meaningful and fulfilling; however, despite our careful planning, our stories can still take unexpected turns. All authors sometimes need support in reclaiming and guiding our stories toward our desired direction.
Training and Education
Kelly is a third-year master’s level intern at Lesley University’s low residency program, where she is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Drama Therapy. In 2020, Kelly graduated from Washington College with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Theatre along with a minor in Psychology. Kelly spent the past year working as a graduate intern for Barrier-Free—a non-profit providing programming and community for adults with disabilities—in their Life and Social Skills Studio and Inclusive Theatre Companies. She is also an active member of her university’s Disability Research Lab in which the team is working to make drama therapy more accessible for practitioners, students, and clients with disabilities.
Supervisor: Stephanie Miller, LCPC, RPT
Using a person-centered, narrative approach, Kelly aims to provide a safe and affirming space where clients of all ages can explore their story through the expressive arts. No prior experience with art or theatre is necessary to engage with drama therapy or the expressive arts—just a willingness to explore, play, and maybe get a little silly. Therapy isn’t one-size-fits-all, and the activities used in our sessions will be tailored to each client’s specific goals and preferences.