Cleopatra began working in mental health with clients in 2013 and has worked with children, adults, and older adults throughout the lifespan in a variety of settings, working with both groups and individuals combining Creative Arts Therapies and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In the summer of 2014, Cleopatra went to India through Antioch University to utilize Drama Therapy with Tibetan refugees, where she performed an original piece with Antioch Drama Therapy students and the Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts teacher trainees. While in India Cleopatra also worked using Drama Therapy with the Tibetan elders and displaced Indian children living in slum settlements. Cleopatra has created and facilitated creative arts groups, drama therapy groups, and skills groups geared towards distress tolerance, emotional regulation, self-care, self-exploration, socialization, mindfulness, symptom management, depression, and anxiety.

Recently, Cleopatra created a self-revelatory drama therapy group exploring the client as the hero of their own story, which culminated with a performance at the end. The clients explored themes related to Joseph Campbell's Hero Journey, and through visual art, writing, music, ritual, and drama therapy interventions created monologues exploring specific themes that were meaningful and personal the individual. The work was transformation.

Areas of specialization:

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • trauma

  • creative exploration, identity, and growth

  • empowerment

  • authenticity and finding your authentic voice

  • grief and loss

  • spiritual exploration

  • envisioning & manifesting

  • coping skills

  • self-worth and self-esteem

  • multicultural issues

  • biracial and multiracial identity

  • internalized oppression


  • mindfulness

  • cultivating compassion and empathy

  • developing and deepening emotional dimensionality

  • interpersonal relationship dynamics

  • cultivating boundaries

  • wellness and self care

  • somatic embodiment and exploration through mindful movement, yoga and dramatic explorations

Treatment Approach

  • Jungian Depth Perspective

  • Drama Therapy

  • Creative Arts explorations

  • Strength Centered Counseling

  • Social Justice

  • Mindfulness

  • Multicultural

  • Humanistic

  • Person-Centered

  • Feminist


  • Individuals

  • Group

Client Focus


  • Adults

  • Elders (65+)