Valerie Simon, LCSW, PAT is a certified practitioner and trainer applicant in psychodrama who has been in private practice in New York
City for over 20 years. She is the creator of The Inner Stage experiential workshops and psychodrama trainings. Specializing in trauma and addiction, Valerie works with individuals, couples, and families and facilitates experiential groups and intensives. She recently created and facilitated annual psychodrama retreats in Tuscany and has presented elsewhere internationally.
Valerie graduated with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/Television production and worked in various aspects of the industry. Valerie received her Master of Social Work at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, addiction facilities, public schools, and mental health clinics. Valerie provided services to those affected by September 11th through Project Liberty, and she also aided Gulf Coast musicians after Hurricane Katrina through her work at the Jazz
Foundation of America.