El Veenstra, PsyD
Dr. Veenstra serves on the DCP Board of Directors and is an improviser and psychologist specializing in adolescents and couples therapy. Their research has focused on the applications of improvisation in psychotherapy, and the foundation of improvisational theater principles, theory, and practice. Dr. Veenstra oversees the organization's program evaluation related to impact on teen emotional health and social skills.
In clinical practice Dr. Veenstra has applied improvisation with doctoral psychology students and in group therapy with federal inmates and persons with schizophrenia. Originally from the Detroit metropolitan area, they now live in Orange County, CA.