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The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III

The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10019
Let's Connect (347) 696-9504
The Inner Stage is an innovative group practice that incorporates cutting-edge creative therapies such as psychodrama and Internal Family Systems, along with psychodynamic psychotherapy, customized for the diverse needs of clients of all backgrounds and identities. Creator Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III, has been in private practice for 20+ years and specializes in the relationship between trauma and addiction/co-dependency. Jessica Welker, MHC specializes in working with trauma and LGBTQIA+ people. She utilizes IFS, DBT, mindfulness, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
We are very skilled at creating a warm and comfortable space for people who are on a quest for self-actualization. We creatively guide people to explore relationship patterns, heal trauma that gets stored in the body, and release any emotional blocks. We are a group practice and can find the right therapist for your needs and budget.
We facilitate Open Psychodrama Workshops and Psychodrama groups, as well as workshops for LGBTQIA+ folks. Valerie facilitates retreats and intensives in the US and abroad, as well as trainings in psychodrama and experiential therapy. Find out more at our website, theinnerstage.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Call or The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III now for a free 15 minute consultation - (347) 696-9504

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

The Inner Stage

New York, NY 10019

(347) 696-9504
We are meeting both virtually and in person following safety protocols.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Addiction and Codependency 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (347) 696-9504

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

The Inner Stage

New York, NY 10019

(347) 696-9504
We are meeting both virtually and in person following safety protocols.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Addiction and Codependency 
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo, Wire

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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I provide receipts for clients to submit to their insurance for out of network reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (347) 696-9504
The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III
"
I provide receipts for clients to submit to their insurance for out of network reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (347) 696-9504
The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of New York / 056118
  • In Practice for 27 Years
  • Certificate from American Society Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama Trainer Educator Practitioner of Psychodrama / 2012
  • Certificate from IFS Institute Certified IFS Therapist, Level III / 2022
  • Attended New York University, Graduated 1997
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Valerie is a Certified IFS Therapist, Certified Trainer/Practitioner of psychodrama, and a Certified Experiential Therapist.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (347) 696-9504
The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III
"
Valerie is a Certified IFS Therapist, Certified Trainer/Practitioner of psychodrama, and a Certified Experiential Therapist.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (347) 696-9504
The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Codependency

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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We can help folks of all backgrounds navigate the complexities of trauma with a variety of experiential therapies. You will do more than just talk about a problem. We use experiential methods that connect you to your body such as IFS parts work, psychodrama, DBT, mindfulness, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to connect internally and heal.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (347) 696-9504
The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III
"
We can help folks of all backgrounds navigate the complexities of trauma with a variety of experiential therapies. You will do more than just talk about a problem. We use experiential methods that connect you to your body such as IFS parts work, psychodrama, DBT, mindfulness, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to connect internally and heal.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (347) 696-9504
The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Blind Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Little Person Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Blind Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Little Person Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodrama, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (347) 696-9504
The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (347) 696-9504
The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III

Groups

Location

Primary Location

The Inner Stage

New York, NY 10019

(347) 696-9504
"
We are meeting both virtually and in person following safety protocols.
Call for a free consultation now - (347) 696-9504
The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III
"
We are meeting both virtually and in person following safety protocols.
Call for a free consultation now - (347) 696-9504
The Inner Stage/Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, CET III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CP, TEP, CET III
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2023