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!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 62386
Valerie Holcomb has been a very compassionate and caring Therapist in my greatest time of need. I truly appreciate everything she has done for me
Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and career difficulties
She is the best. One of my favorite therapists to work with that I’ve had. She does a great job of letting you decide where to focus each session.
Written on Apr 21, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Always there for me when I need her to be.
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Valerie is amazing.
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Valerie is wonderful. I have spend many many years in therapy and Valerie is the first therapist that has made me feel like I want to keep coming back. For the first time I feel like I am healing.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
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 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