Dr. Larry Fox, PhD., MHC, Counseling
Larry Fox is a practicing clinical psychologist, who has been part of the Fellowship Community Associates since 2002. He has had a varied professional career, starting off as a Pediatric Dentist, with BA and DDS degrees from the University of Maryland. After that, he served for 2 years as a Captain in the US Air Force in San Antonio, TX, after which he was awarded a 2-year Fellowship to study Pediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Center of the University of Rochester. He later worked in an academic environment at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and then served as a Department Director at the John F Kennedy Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine. While there he earned MPH and MEd degrees, which then later lead him to leave Johns Hopkins and to become the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland.
While doing that early professional work, he became increasingly interested in changing careers to become a psychologist, from his extensive experience in Psychoanalysis, and Operant Conditioning. He returned to school during his 40’s where he completed 3 years of training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, as part of his 5 years of studying for his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Union Institute and University, based in Cincinnati. Upon arriving at the Fellowship Community in 1993, he began to study Anthroposophy, which soon became an important part of his life, and also his professional work as a therapist.
Lawrence Carter, Alexander Technique
A graduate of Harvard College (cum laude, class of 1970), and a founder and, for six years, managing director of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and Nelson, N.H., Larry has been teaching the Alexander technique since 1981, after training four years at the Boston Center for the Alexander Technique with Joe Armstrong. His Alexander training has been supplemented by a five-year training in Spacial Dynamics (graduated IS 6 in 2002) and 25 years' living with and studying Rudolph Steiner's anthroposophy. The emphasis of the work is on self-education through developing a very accurate and subtle perception of balance, habits of posture, movement, and expression.
Though the focus appears to be on learning a refined bodily awareness and physical skill, it can result in significant health benefits, such as relief from joint and muscle problems, chronic pain, stiffness, and incomplete recovery from injuries; and lead to improved coordination and posture, breathing and vocal production, general health, energy, and self-esteem.
Perhaps most important in the end, it provides a way of learning progressively to deepen our understanding of ourselves and of what it is to be human.
Mark Judelson, Spacial Dynamics
At the age of 44, Mark Judelson, a life-long athlete and coach, recognized the need to learn to move well and to help others move in life-affirming gestures and began his studies of Spacial Dynamics®.
Now 64, he is a graduate of Spacial Dynamic’s five year Level I, II and III programs and has taught Spacial Dynamics in the United States and China. He is a member of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association and practitioner of Hands-On Technique at the Rudolf Steiner Fellowship Community as well as working with private clients.
He is a former Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Mark writes a regularly published newspaper column profiling individuals who commit acts of kindness and courage. His novel, Telling It Like It Is, was published in 1974. In 1978 and 1979, Mark worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Central African Empire. In 1985, he earned the degree of Master of Forestry from Yale University. He has worked for many years as a Certified Arborist and now is a Co-Worker at the Rudolf Steiner Fellowship Community. He is married to Anna Teigen, a violin teacher at the Green Meadow Waldorf School. Mark and Anna are parents of two children and grandparents of two grandsons.
Lida Ahmady, LAc
Ms. Ahmady holds a Master of Science from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. She is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and a Board Certified Chinese Herbalist.
Lida has extended her practice here to the Fellowship Community Associates from her regular practice in New York City. She resides locally with her husband and family, enjoying the best of urban and suburban life between the city and Rockland County!
Jill Bieber, Counseling
Ms. Bieber is a Green Meadow parent, and Waldorf teacher. After taking the Biography and Social Arts training, she returned to school to study for a mental health counseling degree at City College of New York.
Jill is also Coordinator of Services for older adults and their families at Volunteer Counseling Services in New City, New York.