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Valerie’s Approach

Psychotherapist, trainer, and author, Valerie has had a private practice in Manhattan for over two decades. Valerie combines her creative arts background with her certifications as a Trainer, Educator & Practitioner in psychodrama, a Certified Level III IFS therapist, and a Certified Experiential Therapist. She has expertise in healing trauma and its relationship to addiction, and is personally well-versed in recovery terminology.

Valerie sees individual clients who are looking to resolve traumas in order to become more spontaneous and creative in their lives.  She specializes in working with professional performers and other high profile individuals and understands their unique talents and demands. Valerie runs longer format, intensives for those who want to jump start their healing. She is also available for counseling sessions via Zoom.

Valerie has created Play Your Parts℠ groups, workshops and trainings which integrate IFS and psychodrama techniques. She runs a weekly IFS-informed psychodrama group for people of all gender identities, as well as a monthly, female/female-identified IFS- informed psychodrama group. Valerie leads IFS-informed psychodrama retreats and intensives.

In addition, runs intensive trainings for professionals and supervises for the LCSW, LCAT and LMHC licensures, and the CP and TEP certifications in psychodrama. She also grants training hours through ISEP for experiential therapists as a CET III.

Valerie also created The Inner Stage™ series of experiential workshops for actors and performers. Please contact her for further information.

We are available both for in-person and virtual sessions.
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