Valerie Simon, LCSW, PAT is a psychotherapist and practitioner/trainer in psychodrama who specializes in the relationship between trauma and addiction. She has had a private practice in NYC for over 12 years and works with people recovering from disordered eating. Valerie consults at music foundations, addictions facilities, and educational institutions. Her history in the entertainment industry uniquely blends with her creative arts therapy training. She has created The Inner Stage™ experiential workshops to help performers remove any blocks to spontaneity and creativity.