I was a student of Joe Anthony’s for five years and I can say from personal experience that the tools you learn in Joe’s classes not only help you as an actor, but can aid you in other endeavors. Although I now work as a school psychologist, I regularly employ the lessons I learned in Joe’s classes to serve my clients. As a student of his, he challenged me to let go of my judgments and empathize with characters whose values and world views, at least on the surface, were different than mine. His natural ability to understand how the mind operates, helped me to have authentic human experiences that left behind the manufactured tricks that I often mistakenly felt I must utilize because I was not "human" enough. It is this understanding of the human experience and ability to connect to others who are not like me that have served as the building blocks for my current profession.