A truly therapeutic procedure cannot have less an objective than the whole of mankind.
- J. L. Moreno, M.D. (1889-1974)
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Addictions & Substance Abuse
Creative Arts Therapists
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Personal Growth/Adult Education
Creative Arts Therapies were integral parts of my personal journey in 1981 when I first experienced Dance Movement Therapy (DMT). I subsequently studied DMT and Social Work in a joint Masters program at Hunter College. In 1998, I was blessed to enter the world of psychodrama as a student of Rebecca Walters and Judy Swallow at the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute (HVPI). They provided comprehensive training and a place to continue our personal work. The groups at HVPI vibrated with authentic expressivity and the containing structure of Moreno's theory. My psychodrama training was anchored at HVPI. I continued training with Susan Aaron to integrate her Psychodramatic Bodywork. Her work uses learning from Eastern massage methods to help our bodies recover from the splintering effects of trauma.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I concentrated my professional work in substance abuse and psychiatric treatment settings, honing a specialty for helping people contending with both addiction and mental health concerns. I served people with AIDS, and directed programs for clients in treatment for substance abuse at St. John Riverside Hospital. I brought DMT and Psychodrama to staff and clients at Hopes Door, a domestic violence shelter and counseling center. Silver Hill Hospital and Freedom Institute invited me to utilize psychodramatic methods in their programs. Finally, I opened Gentle Growth Therapeutic Services, eager to share these methods with clients in private practice.
Gentle Growth Therapeutic Services
Chappaqua Wellness Center
400 King Street, #4
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Office Phone: (914) 471-2632
Cell Phone: (914) 471-2632