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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Bipolar disorder
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 , 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 , 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 Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 62386
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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.
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.
I am appreciative of my therapist and that she listens to me.
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.
She is understanding and patient. Very easy to talk to.
Helped me very well in my toughest time ever
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!
She is wonderful to talk to and helpful and supportive.
She makes me feel comfortable and validates my concerns. I feel she has really helped me deal with my fears.
Valerie is a great listener and gives valuable guidance.
Very open minded and great person to discuss your mental health with. Helpful tips and great personality.
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.
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!
Valerie is so easy to relate to. She took me on even though I am a particularly difficult case. She really listens.
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.
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.
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.
Still new, but so far highly recommend , and I have actually already recommended