I am a seasoned counselor who has worked for many years in different countries and in many different environments. What I feel that I can do with all people is to meet on a mutual plane. I am supportive but want you to grow and learn how to deal with whatever issue you might have. I know that when a person feels understood and when two people can have mutual respect, a lot of growth happens. I am a humanistic counselor who tries to hear what is going on and at the same time help you learn to think differently and help you move past the difficult issues. I feel that one needs to be validated and heard. Then one needs to do what is going to help in moving past the difficulties so one can grow. So much of what we all deal with is those negative feelings that haunt us and drive us to feel unworthy and hurt. Learning to move past those negative feelings to a more positive place is liberating. My theoretical background includes Cognitive and Solution-Focused therapy. I am an open-minded, nonjudgemental person and will meet you where you are.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
ME LPC PC4505
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I love Val she's a fantastic human and therapist.
Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Valerie is a kind and attentive listener. She is insightful and helpful beyond measure. Valerie’s experience and compassion shines through in her sessions.
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I feel really lucky to have Valerie as my therapist. She has helped me tremendously through some hard times. She listens extremely well and has helped me to grow. She’s wise and personable. I can’t say enough good things. Highly recommend
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 9 months
Valerie is amazing! She's empathetic and supportive.
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Valerie is professional, yet caring. Valerie asks probing questions to help me become aware of my thought process, which is very helpful. I really connect with Valerie.
Written on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Valerie is amazing. She’s knowledgeable in her field. Pays attention and truly hears what I have to say. Her kind and professional nature is very inviting and she makes it easy to open up and get right to the heart of things. I truly appreciate Valerie and all that she’s done to help guide me on my positive mental health journey. Thank you so much. I look forward to continuing to work with you.
Written on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes