Valerie Boughner

LMFT

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.


Specialties

  • 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

Licensing

SC LMFT 4635

FL LMFT MT 2344


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Valerie Boughner. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I recommend Valerie Boughgner.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have only had one session with Valerie
She is knowledgeable and understanding and
prompt.

Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Extremely helpful and professional

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I instantly felt connected, cared for and heard/understood by Valerie. She shares a bit of herself so you don’t feel alone. I highly recommend her

Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

She's wonderful

Written on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I like Val a lot, she’s really sweet and non judge mental. She listens carefully and responds in kind.

Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Very kind, knowledgeable, professional, attentive, doesn’t judge, shared with me stories and examples from her own life. Made me feel like I’m not alone with what I’m going through.

Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very wonderful and helpful couldn’t be more grateful for her help

Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Really recommend app. Helped me with my mental health!. Told me what I needed!

Written on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Valerie is easy and enjoyable to work with. She is trustworthy and non judgemental which makes her easy to talk to . She took the time to understand my therapy goals and has a positive, uplifting attitude. I have worked with other therapists in the past, but my experience with Valerie has been much better than any of my previous experiences. I look forward to continuing working with her.

Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy 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 on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy 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 on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy 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!

Work with me!