Valerie Cardoso

LMHC

About me

I have worked as a mental health counselor for over 30 years. My locations of employment are Florida and Pennsylvania. I have worked in Residential Mental Health and Residential Substance Abuse. I was a school teacher for 16 years teaching students with earning differences, emotional issues, autism and developmentally delayed (adults, teens and children). While working as a a teacher I had a private practice in the evenings and weekends. I have knowledge in the area of Religious trauma syndrome and faith transitioning. In Pennsylvania. I worked in homes and day treatment facilities with children and adults. There were people of all ages during my private practice and working for agencies.

There are different ways to address issues for each of us. What works for one may not work for another. Working as a team helps us all to deal with our issues to make our lives more peaceful and calm. There are many times we can make a few changes in our life to acquire these. Life is a journey. We have the opportunity to learn ways to cope with our lives. Change is a process on our journey. Many times we have control only of our actions and our response to these changes. Our critic can be our worst enemy and can be relentless in beating us up. Our critic was educated from childhood. My goal for my life for quite some time has been to disarm my critic and love myself.
I am looking forward to working to build trust and make it safe environment for you to express your feelings without feeling judged.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 30

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LMHC MH 5690


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Valerie Cardoso. 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 Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Valerie listen to me, talks to me

Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She’s so kind and patient with me. She’s on my side always and she validates my thoughts while giving me concrete information to identify my problems with.

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I just completed my second session with Val and she had made me extremely comfortable and she is very easy to share with. She gives excellent advice and feedback. I feel better already and I actually look forward to meeting with her. She is extremely responsive and reaches out to just check in.

Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with l

Valerie is incredible and has always responded when I needed something.

Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’ve only had a couple of sessions and she’s already made a difference. She is great at what she does and keeps everything very up beat. She is extremely underrated that everyone has a different way of therapy and Conforms to what you need but very very direct.

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Val is an amazing therapist with a lot of life experience and professional credentials. She makes you feel at ease and comfortable during sessions. Val gives great suggestions and sends words of encouragement and positivity.

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Builds confidence with examples

Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Enjoy speaking with her

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Val is amazing! She's incredibly kind and supportive and provided me with valuable insight and techniques I can use in my day-to-day life. I'm so glad that I've had the chance to work with Val!

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Val is amazing and a great comfort to me. Being able to message her whenever I need is a true blessing.

Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

I feel confident expressing my feelings to Valerie. Thank you for matching her!

Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, and lgbt

She is great!

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis

Valerie knew that I needed space yet continued contact and great advice.

Written on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd

She has lots of expertise. She’s very caring, understanding, it is very positive. I look forward to talking to her for every session I have.

Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Valerie has been very attentive, and understanding of the things I would like to work on. I really appreciate it and would recommend her to anyone.

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis

For a person that is his first time experience this program definitely work recommend her as my counselor to anybody whether it’s a managing with relationship drug addiction in general stuff in life she’s well rounded educated and all those fields best experience I had

Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Valerie listens and validates my feelings and issues. She offers advice that speaks to me and is reasonable and fits my lifestyle of being a working parent and partner with many things to juggle! She gives me other perspectives that help me in my day to day and also helps me to communicate with my family.

Written on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Val's great! Very insightful, down to earth, and a good listener.

Written on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mrs Val was awesome. Very relatable and down to earth.

Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Valerie Cardoso makes me feel whole again. From the very first day we video chatted she understood everything I was going though and what I’m still having to tackle. She sends me affirmations and lets me know I’m worthy of love and most of all worthy of myself. Val helps me understand the people who have been in contact with me or just different personalities in general. She’s given me assignments and makes sure by sending out text that I’m in her thoughts. I honestly feel so much better and cope with my everyday life because of Valerie. When I am down I just open up the BetterHelp and look to see what she sent me in the past and it just makes me feel a whole lot better. Thank you so much Valerie.

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