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Valerie Bryan, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I have been counseling in the mental health field for 37 years. I utilize my training as a registered art therapist to put creativity (both my own, and my client's) to work in problem solving and gaining different perspectives on the unique difficulties he or she may be dealing with . Depression, anxiety, feeling unloved or unappreciated, feelings of anger, resentment, guilt, sorrow..,,,poor coping skills as a result of unacknowledged trauma…all these things and many more can be healed. I strive for my clients to gain hope and optimism during the first session. My approach is warm and humanistic; I use humor and compassion freely, and have come to believe that both of these qualities are essential for personal growth, healing and resilience. I am influenced by Jungian theory, as well as Native American spirituality. Both of these life outlooks consider balance, respect of differences, and gratitude as important to a happy life. In addition, neither of these traditions shy away from facing the darker sides of our personalities, recognizing that denial only keeps a person stuck, ……..while allowing the light of awareness to illuminate our dark sides can bring the reward of greater self-knowledge, personal growth and authentic living.
I may ask you to have markers and paper nearby at times, to help symbolize a problem or relationship, express feelings, or create a 'map' of a situation or problem. Please embrace this idea with an open mind, as no talent whatsoever is required to make marks on paper. I look forward to assisting you on your path of loving yourself and others more, releasing pain, seeing more reasons for laughter and gratitude, and healing old wounds whose time has come to be healed.

Professional experience

37yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Control issues, Dissociation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

TX LPC 9269

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Valerie Bryan. 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.

She is easy to talk to, and makes me feel comfortable to share my thoughts, experiences, feelings and anything I’m struggling with.

Written on Jul 04, 2024 after therapy with Valerie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very content!

Written on Jun 11, 2024 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 4 months

Valerie leads with love, honesty and connection. I appreciate her help so much

Written on May 29, 2024 after therapy with Valerie for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Valerie made me feel okay for not at fault for some really hard things in my life. She reassured me and gave me some new ways to look at these situations so I could cope with them. She’s always such a great listener and always made me feel capable, not weak or sick. Thank you for believing in me.

Written on May 29, 2024 after therapy with Valerie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Valerie is very professional and listens to me and I appreciate her efforts to help.

Written on May 28, 2024 after therapy with Valerie for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

She has helped me get through some stuff that has been causing me a lot of problems anxiety and depression for many years. I’m so glad I found her on here. Most of all she is so easy to talk to and she gives me ideas and work sheets that helps me a lot

Written on May 18, 2024 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem