Valerie Holcomb

LPC

About me

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Texas with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families in both individual and group sessions. The settings I have worked in include, inpatient hospitals, inpatient and outpatient substance use disorder treatment facilities, community mental health clinics, schools, wilderness challenge camps, school campuses, and correctional facilities.

After hours, I spend a great deal of time volunteering in the community. I have focused a great deal of hours helping veterans via groups and individual counseling, as well as, PTSD awareness campaigns. I have also spent a great deal of time working with local and state mental health advocacy programs such as NAMI, Behavioral Health Advisory Council and many others.

My counseling style is warm, interactive, and laid back. I listen. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, cognitive processing therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My primary motivation is to help facilitate changes in behaviors based upon the client's needs and goals. I have worked with a range of clientele from strongly motivated to very resistant. The foundation is creating a therapeutic alliance and setting a pace toward client independence. Seeing the potential in each of my clients is great, but helping you see your own potential is beautiful.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 62386


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Valerie Holcomb. 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 Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Valerie is amazing. She somehow always knows exactly what to say. Therapy with her is always a judgement free zone. She is great at putting my mixed up thoughts and emotions into words and explaining what that actually means.

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Valerie has been a huge influence on my changed mindset and new lifestyle changes that I have brought into my life. Every challenge has been a lesson and I have the perfect support to courageously move through life now and have stepped out of lots of negative cycles. Thank you very much for your guidance. It has been really helpful.

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I am appreciative of my therapist and that she listens to me.

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Valerie has been great to me so far, combining experience and expertise with a calm and supportive demeanor. Therapy may not be fun, but a part of me looks forward to our calls every week.

Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She is understanding and patient. Very easy to talk to.

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Helped me very well in my toughest time ever

Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I❤️Val

Written on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Valerie has been extremely helpful for me. Something that I've noticed about her, that I've loved, is that she remembers things. It can be the smallest thing I've mentioned, and she remembers and will bring it up before I have to again. She is a wonderful listener and really helps me put things into perspective. When I began with her July of 2021, I was a wreck. Now, almost 8 months later, I feel like a brand new person. I have so much work left to do, but she has been so so wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

She is wonderful to talk to and helpful and supportive.

Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

She makes me feel comfortable and validates my concerns. I feel she has really helped me deal with my fears.

Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Valerie is a great listener and gives valuable guidance.

Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Very open minded and great person to discuss your mental health with. Helpful tips and great personality.

Written on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Valerie has helped me gain a different perspective on things that I've been struggling with for eons. She has been very patient and kind throughout this journey. She supported me by providing actionable steps that I could use to overcome my coping mechanisms & insecurities.

Written on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Valerie is kind and patient who listens to you and provides just enough push to keep you going and improving continuously. You never feel that she doesn't care and you never feel rushed. She a great help and I always look forward to the sessions with her so we can both help myself be better!

Written on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Valerie is so easy to relate to. She took me on even though I am a particularly difficult case. She really listens.

Written on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Valerie has been very helpful in what I feel like has been a short amount of time. She understands what I’m trying to say and usable to get to the heart of the matter. I appreciate her insight and she helps me clarify my thoughts and feelings.

Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Valerie is very attentive and responsive. She takes the time to explain things carefully and makes it easy to talk to her. I would highly recommend her.

Written on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks

My experience with Valerie overall has been phenomenal. She is deliberate, professional, open-minded, and genuine. I would highly recommend her expertise to anyone looking for counseling.

Written on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks

Still new, but so far highly recommend , and I have actually already recommended

Work with me!