Lifestage Trainers

Jude Treder-Wolff is a writer/performer, singer, storyteller creative arts psychotherapist and improviser. She created (mostly) TRUE THINGS in 2014 and it has grown into a regular event on Long Island, in NYC, part of special performances around the country, including a teen edition. In collaboration with composer Wells Hanley she co-wrote the songs that set up each stage of the game in (mostly) TRUE THINGS. Her new solo storytelling show This Isn't Helping was selected for the Speak Up! Rise Up! storytelling festival and performed at The Connelly Theater in August 2017 and has an ongoing schedule of performances in 2018, including the Whitefire Solo Theater Festival in Sherman Oaks, CA. She has been a featured storyteller on shows all over NYC, including the RISK! live show and podcast, Talk Therapy, Now You're Talking, In A Nutshell, Take Two Storytelling, Bady House Storytelling Show, and Prose of Pie. She designs and facilitates creative workshops for personal and professional development for organizations, agencies as well as for individuals who attend workshops at the Lifestage office in Smithtown, NY. With Martha Kahan, LCSW, she created a teen storytelling project on Long Island that culminated in 2 performances in West Sayville, NY, and in partnership with Tina Bakehouse, Communications and Outreach Director for the Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development Center, she co-created a storytelling project for teens in southeast Iowa. Teens in that program performed their stories for hundreds of high school students at the Wilson Performing Arts Center in Red Oak IA. Her solo storytelling show Crazytown was selected for the 2013 Midtown International Theater Festival, the 2012 Chicago and San Francisco Fringe Festivals, and performed at The Pit-The Peoples Improv, Actors Theatre Workshop, Broadway Comedy Club, The Charles B Wang Center at Stonybrook University, The Examined Life Conference at the Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa, and The Conservatory NJ. She speaks and presents on the topics of therapeutic benefits of improvisation and storytelling for organizations and conferences around the country, writes for -and her blog lives in progress explores creativity in personal and professional development. Her company, Lifestage, Inc, designs and implements personal and professional development workshops that are creative, action-oriented and research-based. She is published in the International Journal of Arts & Psychotherapy Special Issue on HIV/AIDS and Special Issue on Addiction, Music Therapy Perspectives, Psychodrama Network News, as well as numerous websites, and has been interviewed for articles that appeared in local and national publications and websites, including NBC News,, Long Island Business News, Newsday, Chicago Tribune,. Chicago Sun-Times, LA Times, Orlando Sentinel, Women's Day,and the New York Daily News.

Nicholas Wolff, LCSW, BCD, TEP, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate, and Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy in full-time private practice, providing individual, group, family and marital therapy. He has conducted training in action methods and group psychotherapy for mental health, education, law enforcement, and business professionals for over 35 years, and currently trains addiction counselors, psychotherapists, mental health counselors and educators in experiential methods and group process at Lifestage, Inc. His professional training seminars have covered a full range of social issues, including small and large group process, social and gender roles in cultural context, family therapy, addiction, racism and trauma. He serves on the Suffolk County Trauma Response Team since 1990, and was the Senior Debriefer when the Response Team worked with survivors of the attack on the World Trade Center, and Senior Counselor in assisting the caregivers involved with survivors and rescue workers. He served as President of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama from 2005-2007 after 10 years on the Executive Council.