About Me

Hello! My name is Valerie Horton. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor and licensed independent chemical dependency counselor licensed in the state of Ohio with 15 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, private practice, addiction treatment facilities as well as managed care. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of diagnosis such as major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, chemical dependency as well as life stressors, grief, infertility, and post partum depression. I also have personal experience with autism spectrum disorder and parenting.

My therapeutic style is person centered, solution focused. I find motivational interviewing to be an excellent strategy when clients feel stuck, and are looking for next steps. I believe in treating everyone with respect and kindness. I believe its most important to be kind to yourself throughout the therapeutic process and I encourage active reflection. I believe the most important technique in therapy is building a solid rapport with the client, to fully listen and hear what they are looking for, and act as a guide throughout the process. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

Finally, I want to congratulate you for reaching out and looking for help. I know it is not easy. By working together I believe we will be able to find the answers you are looking for. I look forward to meeting you and walking with you on your path.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OH LPCC E.1000587-SUPV


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Valerie Royer. 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 by A.L. on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is extremely helpful and thoughtful! I am so happy I found her.

Written by J.A. on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Valerie Horton helped me when I was coming out and when I was really discovering who I was and what I was doing to people around me. She helped me to become a better person and realize mistakes and flaws are ok but it’s how we learn and grow. She helped me from the first session to the last. Valerie truly helped me believe in myself and think about what is best for myself.

Written by G.E. on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Since working with Valerie my life has changed in so many ways for the better and she has been supportive every step of the way. Before her I never would have imagined I would be where I am now. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by G.I. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Valerie is the best therapist I ever had.

Written by M.O. on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Valerie is such a kind and understanding person! She is incredibly easy to talk to and exudes warmth. I would recommend her to anyone! She has helped me immensely in the time we have had together. She has certainly had a huge positive impact on my life and helped ne to overcome some of the hardest times in my life. She has been such a valuable asset and I will always be incredibly grateful to her.

Written by B.E. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and family conflicts

Valerie has been so helpful, both in helping me work through past trauma and giving me techniques and coping mechanisms to cope better day to day. She’s a great listener and very easy to talk to - it feels like talking to a close friend. I’m very grateful for everything she’s done for me. Thank you!

Written by O.L. on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Valerie is awesome. She listens, responds with empathy and advice, and has helped me tremendously through a tough and changing time in my life.

Written by N.I. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Valerie is very compassionate, a great listener, and an amazing counselor. She helped me develop the skills I needed to handle stress, anxiety, depression, and addiction. She is truly amazing!

Written by J.I. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Valerie is absolutely wonderful! She is caring, kind, considerate, compassionate, and supportive. I would not have made the progress that I have within the last few months without her advice and patience. She always responds promptly to messages and checks in throughout the week to see how things are going. I would highly recommend Valerie to everyone I know because of her level of professionalism and nurturing style that encourages you to make change without pushing you too far out of your comfort zone. She gives manageable "assignments" for the week that in the long run have helped me turn into the person that I want to become rather than stuck in a miserable place. I have noticed improvements with my confidence, happiness, and overall life satisfaction as a result of working with Valerie. She lets me speak and process my thoughts rather then telling me how I should feel which is very important for me in our client-practitioner relationship. Our video sessions are the highlight of my week and she is flexible to accommodate my busy schedule. 1,000,000/10 would definitely recommend Valerie!

Written by T.A. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Extremely personable and effortless to talk to. Makes doing counseling so much easier

Written by L.I. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Valerie is terrific. She is such a peaceful, mindful person that it is a joy to talk with her, even when the topic is troublesome. I trust her with my feelings and never feel demeaned or belittled in any way. It's very difficult for me to allow myself to be vulnerable in that way, but she makes it easy.

Written by A.D. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Valerie has been an amazing help so far. I really do appreciate her taking time out of her day to help me better live my life! :)

Written by H.E. on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Valerie and I have been working for just a short time and she is wonderful. I feel great working with her! She understands my concerns and addresses them.

Written by S.H. on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Valerie is very attentive to my concerns and has been helpful in trying to help me find resolutions for what I am discussing with her! Would highly recommend her!

Written by A.L. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Valerie has a very comforting and supportive presence. She always makes me feel welcome to speak my mind and gives helpful feedback!

Written by G.E. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Working with Valeries has been a great experience. She has helped me so much within a short span of time. I really appreciate the care and effort she puts in to make sure I feel valued, heard, and not alone. It’s clearly shown that for her this is more than a job and she loves what she does.
Thanks again Valerie for all the help and advice.

Written by J.V. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Feeling understood is half the battle to confession. I feel she understands me or is learning by listening to what I have to say. She is amazing.

Written by B.E. on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Love Valerie she is very understanding and enjoy taking with her

Written by A.M. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Valerie is smart, kind, and helped me with stress management techniques. She is a lovely person and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by K.A. on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Valerie was kind, supportive and gave me hope from the start. She is very attentive and cares deeply and genuinely. I am grateful our paths crossed!

Written by K.A. on Mar 07, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Valerie is the most kind and organized counselor I have ever had. She is easy to talk to, helps me organize my thoughts, and work through goals and tools to handle stress, anxiety, and depression. It has been two weeks so far and I've already noticed a difference. She helps hold me accountable while being understanding and gracious when I struggle.

Written by T.E. on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Valerie has been amazing and very helpful! She's given me resources. She listens very well and her feedback is always encouraging! I like how she asks questions to dig deeper to see how you're really feeling or to find the root of something! I'm so glad to have been paired with her!

Written by P.A. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Very good at listening

Written by J.I. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Valerie is very knowledgeable and encouraging. My experience has been very positive and I have recommended BetterHelp to a lot of people.

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