Hello. My name is Valerie Lees. I am a Licenced Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania and Virginia as well as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I have been helping people lead happier, more fufilling lives for over 20 years. I received my Bachelor's degree in Dietetics from Drexel University in 1989 and my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia Unversity in New York City in 1992. My work has included inpatient psychiatric settings, outpatient psychiatric clinics, crisis work, and private practice.
I specialize in working with adults who suffer with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, ADD, trauma, and marital /relationship discord. I work with individuals to help them regulate their nervous systems, thoughts, and emotions so they can recover and find peace, safety, stability, and happiness. You are the key to your own recovery, I am here to guide you, empower you, and give you the tools you need to get back to being you. I use various mind and body techniques including: Postive Psychology , Cognitive Behavioral therapy, mindfullness, NLP, and meditation/vizulazation/breathing techniques. Each person is diffrent and based on your needs and your goals, we will develop a plan together to get you to a place of stability and peace.
It takes courage to seek help, I applaud you for doing so, you should be proud of yourself! I look forward to helping you on your journey to the new you.
Valerie Lees, MSW, LCSW, CCATP, CCTP
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LCSW CW012439
VA LCSW 0904013949
Valerie is so kind and helpful. She always gives me ways to work through what I’m struggling with and I feel that she listens and cares about me. She’s been incredibly helpful and insightful.
Written on Aug 18, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, and self esteem
Love her support and methodology, as always
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Valerie is an excellent and compassionate professional. She’s helped me gain perspective and grow during a difficult time in my life.
Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder
Valerie is so knowledgeable and supportive. No matter what I bring up, it seems like she has a wealth of knowledge on the topic. I’ve made so many strides while working with her and have been developing better control over my emotions with her help. She rarely self discloses but when she does, it is really appropriate and gives me perspective and guidance, which I don’t have in my life. I’ve worked with a handful of therapists in the past but she is by far the most knowledgeable keeps me focused on moving me toward my goals in a gentle and supportive way!
Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I love her!!
Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders
Very professional. Listens and understands. Definitely appreciate her help
Written on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks