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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.1000587-SUPV
Valerie is great! She’s compassionate and straight-forward. She’s honest and real without making you feel bad about anything. She gives practical suggestions and follows up from week to week. Highly recommend!
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
She is extremely helpful and thoughtful! I am so happy I found her.
Written 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
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 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
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 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
Valerie is the best therapist I ever had.
Written 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 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 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