Valerie Simon

Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, CP

(917) 572-8114
841 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

General Information

Therapist Type: Clinical Social Worker
Gender: Female
Year Practice Began: 2000
Avg. Cost Per Session: $125-200
Sliding Scale? Yes
Free Phone Consult? No
Available Evenings? No
Available Weekends? No
Payment Methods: Check, Cash, PayPal
Office Hours: by appointment


Graduate School: New York University
License Number: 056118

Insurance Accepted

  • Out of Network Provider

Treatment Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Eclectic
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Therapy


Nearby Towns: Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Hoboken, Jersey City

About Me

I am very skilled at creating a warm and comfortable space for people who are looking to improve their quality of life by gaining self-knowledge. I work intuitively with people to help them develop inner strength and focus on healing themselves. I am a strong believer in an eclectic approach to working with clients. I help people look at adult relationship patterns and connect them to issues stemming from their families of origin. I also have innate knowledge of trauma resolution and the relationship between trauma and addictions. When appropriate, I incorporate both spiritual and 12-Step principles.

As a psychotherapist, I utilize a wide-ranging array of skills to guide my clients to better self-awareness and acceptance. While having broad experience in Psychodynamic/Relational psychotherapy, I also have extensive training in Psychodrama and Creative Arts therapy, and utilize these innovative approaches to help individuals resolve trauma.

I have worked in many aspects of the entertainment industry, and I bring this expertise to my work. I conduct Creative Arts workshops for actors called The Inner Stageā„¢. I also run a monthly women's Psychodrama group and a co-ed Psychodrama group. Please call for a free telephone consultation.

Client Expertise

Age: Adolescent
Sexuality: Bi-Sexual
Religion: Buddhism
Ethnicity: African-American
Native American
Pacific Islander

Issue Specialties

  • Addictions or Substance Abuse

  • Adolescent
  • Alternative Lifestyles
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Codependency
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Disabilities


  • American Society for Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama


  • Zinn, J., Simon, V., & Orme, J. (1997).
    From on the couch to online: evaluating internet support groups. New Technology in the Human Services, 10(3), 2-9.


  • Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama
    NYU School of Social Work Research Award Recipient