Hello! Thank you for reaching out and welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Val and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with the state of Iowa. I have been a practicing therapist for over six years. Work experience includes Catholic Charities for three years after my internship, and I am currently in my third year with a North Iowa agency. My approach to therapy is usually integrated. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all plan. Since each of us is unique, with our own set of beliefs and problems, your treatment should be unique as well. It is important to find out what your hopes and hurts might be, then incorporate those into your plan for healing. You and I both know that life can get really difficult, and there isn't always someone to help. It is my hope that we can work together to smooth that bumpy road you're heading down. Join me for some laughs, creativity and a very positive experience! I look forward to knowing you better! [Main treatment approaches - CBT, EMDR, Trauma-related)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMHC #001620 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
I am so thankful for BetterHelp and Dr. Tichy! It is so nice to have a safe place to come and talk out my feelings. As a busy college student, I don’t have time to set out an hour or two to go to a therapist every week, but this is the perfect way to still get the help I need!
Of all the counsellors and psychologists I’ve had over the years, Val is the easiest to talk to. She listens to my personal problems and goals and is supportive, and is not judgmental in the least which is hard to find as someone with a history of substance abuse. She’s also provided tools to improve both my relationships with others and my view of myself, and she’s been amazingly patient and understanding when I’ve been going through hard times.
Val is thoughtful and wise, she really listens and responds with valuable feedback that got me thinking about how I can better address things. She didn’t judge me but rather helped guide me. I am really finding value in the experience!
I've only been working with Val for a couple months now, but working with her doesn't feel like therapy. It feels like I'm talking to a friend! I never once have felt uncomfortable with her questions or responses, even with touchy subjects!
Val is amazing and very polite, realistic, and understanding. I am so happy I’ve been acquainted with her!!
Val has been so incredibly helpful to me via live chat in just one session. I've done therapy in person in the past, and I felt that this was just as personal and that I was cared for just as much as when I've gone in person. After my session I am feeling confident, clear minded, and excited to use some of the tools Val has shared with me and am truly looking forward to my next session with her. Val is understanding, kind, caring, creative, and very passionate about what she does. I love that she is helping me incorporate art into my therapy. I really feel like I am in good hands with Val. BetterHelp is truly a blessing.