(Private Practice)

Becoming.                                                  2011

REQUEST private consultation, personal growth and expressive arts coaching
First session:$150.00; Sliding scale possible

Finding tracks.                             2013

Myriam Savage (Mimi) Phd, RDT-BCT is a narrative trained drama therapist as well as a published narrative, arts-based researcher. She implements narradrama in her practice and is person-centered in therapeutic approaches with private clients she coaches. Working together to re-author problem saturated life narratives through the expressive and dramatic arts as a means toward a more embodied, cognitively aware, and actively creative experience is key to her group and individual facilitation. Dr. Savage's expertise is in adoption, foster care, self-identity for adolescence, multiculturalism, and inpatient psychiatric behavioral rehab for adults and children (ages 5-12). She facilitates a variety of clients experiencing various levels of recovery and discovery, and leads drama therapy groups at colleges and corporate and nonprofit organizations on such topics as anti-bias practices, and self-care. She presents regularly on drama therapy at conferences, teaches drama therapy, and supervises drama therapy AT students nationally and internationally. 

To be a client in personal growth coaching, private practice using drama therapy or expressive therapy, please call 323-419-3319 or contact mimisavage@sfeala.com on this website contact page or go to                                               and make an appointment.

The empty space of discovery.                2015

The Drama Therapist: Illumination

Through my photography and visual art work and even to some extent my theatre practice, I am often captivated by open spaces and bright pathways --places for possibilities. These places almost seem to call out: "Look at me!" I do not claim to be an expert photographer, enlightened scribe, nor am I the most talented painter, competent musician, or well-rounded thespian, but I am often an inspired being who relies on these multiple arenas of creativity in order to feel safe, heard, and seen. I believe this reliance  is key to self-discovery and the intrinsic, healthy, universal, human need to feel connected to others, oneself, and something larger than oneself perhaps.  I have noticed that a bit like the skillful vaudeville actor--an expressive arts vagabond, traveling from town to town, finding a spot for telling a story on weathered theater planks dimly lit by candlelight or gaslight, I too seek the light so I can show and tell a story in an image that I create or capture. The image tells its own story, really.  I just happen to get there--to that spot in the moment, in order to witness it, hold it, and to offer it as a narrative for you to interpret and to do what you will with it. 

I may be romanticizing the role of the vaudevillian finding his or her light in strange places. Admittedly, I do think there is much darkness and brilliance to navigate on new and even familiar terrain, but sometimes a trek is less foreboding if we venture toward these storied pathways together. This is where the healing can be found. This is the way of self discovery, especially as I share the illuminating offerings of drama therapy.

                                                                                                                                                  --Dr. Myriam Savage RDT-BCT

Daring to walk the gentle path.     2013

My art. My practice. My life.