Valerie Knight, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist that engages the therapeutic arts. Her journey started with the professional theater and exploring bereavement issues with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Since then, her work has radiated outward into a variety of settings. Her specialties include victims of trauma, care for the caregiver and health professionals, HIV/AIDS, loss and bereavement, and the psychological needs of women and people of color. She has taught CUNY psychology courses on site at District 1199 for 16 years. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan.