Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, creator of The Inner Stage™, uniquely blends her entertainment industry background with her expertise as a creative arts therapist and certified psychodramatist. 

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Upcoming Psychodrama Workshops

  • June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Father…My First Protector – CANCELED

    In the spirit of Father’s Day, this workshop explores our primary relationship with our fathers, and how it sets us up for feelings of safety or insecurity in our lives. We will explore ways to re-p...

  • July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Letting Go of The Inner Critic

    The inner critic comes out in the everyday putdowns—the negative self-talk we use to discourage ourselves. Judgment is the subtlest form of negativity. If you compare yourself to others, you are no...

  • August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Remembering Self-Care

    The benefits of focusing on self-care – tuning into your body and taking the time to nourish it properly—are profound. Research suggests that the more we practice self-care, the more confident,...

  • September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Finding Forgiveness

    Whether it’s a spouse who was unfaithful, a parent who let you down as a child, or a friend who shared something told in confidence, we all must face the question of how to forgive. By forgivin...

  • October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Unresolved Grief

    Sometimes we don’t realize that we haven’t appropriately grieved a loss. It could be a death of a loved one, arelationship ending, leaving a job, or even saying goodbye to a phase of life. Please ...

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Workshops for Actors & Performers

Valerie created a series of experiential workshops designed to help professional actors and performers access their creativity and spontaneity through action methods including psychodrama.  Valerie guides actors to remove any emotional blocks so they then manifest more authentic performances and can approach their roles with range and confidence. Workshops focus on topics such as:

Facing a Challenging Role
Taming the Inner Critic
Stage Fright (and How To Manage It)
Where Am I in My Performing Career?
Breaking Through Emotional Blocks

Valerie is available to consult with casts, directors, and theatre groups. She can help with any blocks to creativity and spontaneity for Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Valerie is also available to teach psychodramatic methods to students and teachers at acting schools and universities around the country. Valerie can be reached at 917-572-8114 for further information.


Existing clients may use Valerie’s sheduler to make and update your therapy appointments.
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