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Deborah Valerio, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression ADHD
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About me

Facing difficult emotional and interpersonal challenges in our lives can be frightening but can also be a time for growth and healing. Talking with someone who listens without judgment, understands your concerns, and helps clarify issues can be invaluable. I am a culturally competent therapist with experience working with various populations including children, adolescents, adults, couples, military families, and K-12 students.

I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern Arizona University in 1994 and received my Master's in Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 1998. I have over ten years of experience as a clinician working in a variety of community mental health settings and academia. I taught elementary school for 12 years and maintain my teaching certificate in early childhood education (Birth – Age 8/Grade 3). Currently, I work as a K-12 School Counselor in a public school.

My therapeutic approach is solution-focused and strength-based. I utilize evidence-based therapy techniques, such as mindfulness-based interventions and CBT, to address symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relational problems, and/or other life stressors. My role as a therapist is to support you and to challenge you on your path to self-improvement and self-empowerment. Through a collaborative process, we can explore and address the underlying causes of problematic behaviors, beliefs, and feelings. Together, we can begin the process of healing.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

AZ LPC 19442

Reviews

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Deborah is wonderful! She’s kind, helpful and an incredible therapist

Written on Jun 05, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

I feel comfortable and safe opening up to Deborah. She is very kind and gives amazing advice. She is relatable, sweet and caring. 10/10 would recommend her to someone else.

Written on May 23, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very understanding and knowledgeable.

Written on May 12, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Deborah is wonderful. She's down to earth and make me feel very comfortable to share what going on. She has good insight from personal experience that helps me know I'm not alone in my struggles. She always guides me back to do the things the things that bring me joy. I feel less anxiety and I believe it's because Deborah is in my corner.

Written on Mar 21, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very attentive, sympathetic, and genuine

Written on Feb 02, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s been great and would recommend 100% IVE really learn a lot about my self and has helped me a ton

Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd