Valerie Boughner


About Me

Hello, my name is Valerie Boughner. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of South Carolina and Florida. I was born into a military family in the United States, and I have lived in many states in the USA, Japan and Panama. I am active in sports and I travel in my spare time. I have been providing family and individual therapy services for over 17 years. I help families and individuals coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication difficulty, grief and loss, life changes, and rejection to overcome their difficulties and reach the highest goals they have set for themselves. Since I grew up in a military family, I can help veterans and their families overcome the difficulties of deployment and reestablishing a healthy family unit after deployment. I have many years of experience working with families that are challenged by an autism diagnosis. Working as a Middle School and High School Guidance Counselor, I have met with families and teens in a variety of therapeutic settings including sexual trauma, drugs, abuse, and difficulty in school achievement.
Together we will identify and challenge unhelpful thought patterns that contribute to negative feelings, improve communication skills, process difficult life experiences, and learn to achieve your goals.
I would describe my therapeutic approach as warm and empathic while empowering my clients to become the best versions of themselves.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #4635 (Expires: 2021-08-31)

LMFT #MT 2344 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by J.U. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Valerie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Valerie is just wonderful and amazing! She cares about me deeply, I’m so glad that I have her as my counselor. She helped me to get back on my feet and saved me from the darkest moment in my life. I truly appreciate what she’s done for me, she’s the best counselor you could've have!

Written by R.U. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,

Amazing soul

Written by C.I. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Valerie for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Valerie was my second therapist on Betterhelp. My first experience didn't go too well and it took a lot of courage to make the shift but I am so glad I did because Valerie is so WONDERFUL! She really cares about you and she listens. For once, I felt like someone understood me. She asked all the right questions and even got me to be vulnerable with her, which is definitely something I struggled with.

I highly recommend Valerie to anyone! She is so sweet and charismatic and anyone would be lucky to be working with Valerie! Thank you for everything!