Living Improv Groups are all facilitated by two Licensed Clinical Social Workers practicing psychotherapy in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together we bring a strong background in improv and theater as well as advanced training and experience in group psychotherapy.
Elizabeth Ehrenberg, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who loves all things improv, comedy, and storytelling-related. She has studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Bay Area Theater Sports, Pan Theater and Leela. She got her start doing improv in high school with the troupe “Zippy-O.” In college she was a member of Vassar College’s all-female comedy group “Indecent Exposure.” Since 2014 she has been a member of Pan Theater’s “Sunday Brunch” improv troupe. She has a psychotherapy private practice in San Francisco and Oakland where she specializes in eating disorders and body image issues, shame, perfectionism, and LGBTQ issues. Elizabeth received her masters in social work from Smith College School for Social Work where she wrote her thesis on comedy as a healing art form for women. To learn more about Elizabeth's private practice, please visit www.elizabethehrenberg.com. (LCS# 64143)
Ali Kimmell, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who integrates her background in theater, psychodrama, and improv with individual and group psychotherapy. She works as a therapist at both the Psychotherapy Institute and in private practice. She enjoys working with a range of clients, but has particular experience with trauma, anxiety, and men’s issues, and a sensitivity to fostering healthy relationships and inviting spirituality and sociocultural issues into the psychotherapy. Ali is receiving advanced group psychotherapy training from the Center for Group Studies in New York City. She was an original member of Pan Theater’s Sunday Brunch improv troupe, where she continues to perform. She received her masters from Smith College School for Social Work. Her forthcoming article "Embodied Connections" explores the use of body-oriented practices in group psychotherapy. To learn more about Ali's private practice, please visit www.alikimmell.com. (LCS# 67173)