About Exploring Veganism

Beth LevineBeth Levine, LCSW-C, has a private practice based in Rockville, Maryland. She is Certified as a Therapist and Therapist Supervisor in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy by The Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She also has earned a Level I Certification in Internal Family Systems.

Beth works with adults in individual and couple settings. She works with people struggling with anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She is honored to be part of her clients’ journey toward better health, happiness, and relationships. She is driven to make the world a better place on an individual, as well as systemic level. Beth can be reached at BethLCounseling@aol.com and www.BethLevineCounseling.com.


April LangApril Lang, LCSW, SEP is a psychotherapist based in New York City and has been in private practice for twenty years. Part of her practice is devoted to working with ethical vegans and animal advocates, as well as people who are suffering from the loss of their animal family members. She is also an animal advocate, humane educator, and writer.

You can learn more about her by visiting her website, www.aprillang.com.


Valerie MartinValerie Martin, LCSW, RYT offers individual psychotherapy in her private practice in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as coaching with clients internationally. She uses an integrative mind + body approach to support her clients in personal growth, psychospiritual exploration, and healing from trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and relationship issues. She advocates for animal and human liberation via animal rights activism, ecological and social justice work, and living a vegan lifestyle. Valerie’s podcast “What’s the F***ing Point?” explores the intersection of psychology, behavior, spirituality and philosophy.

You can find her online at www.valthevegantherapist.com and Instagram @valkaymartin.


Krista VerrastroKrista Verrastro, MA, RDT is a Registered Drama Therapist. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from New York University.

She is currently in private practice in Reisterstown, MD. She has worked in a variety of settings, such as outpatient mental health clinics, schools, and nursing homes. She specializes in helping people of all ages who feel used, abused, neglected, and rejected transform from surviving to thriving. She presents nationally and internationally about drama therapy and mental health issues.

Exploring Veganism Contributors

Alexandra Arbogast, LICSW-C, LCSW-C, C-IAYT

Susan Costello, MA, LMHC, CPCC

Cindy Gordon, Phd, LPC, ATR-BC, CAAP

Christine Jackson, LICSW

Rima Danielle Jomaa, LMFT

Heidi Leabman, LCSW

April Lang, LCSW

Beth Levine, LCSW-C

Lisa Levinson, expressive movement therapist

Valerie Martin, LCSW, RYT

Suzanne McAllister, PhD

Anne Piotrowski

Shiri Raz, PhD candidate

Lee Ann Thill, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Vicki Seglin, PhD

Jean Shirkoff, MSW, ACSW

Sarah Stewart, Psy.D., PLLC

Kimberly Spanjol, PhD, BCBA-D, LMHC

Krista Verrastro, MA, RDT

Tamar Vogel, PhD

Sherry Zitter, MSW, LICSW, Certified IFS Therapist

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Last updated: 22 Apr 2019
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Apr 2019
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