As a licensed marriage and family therapist and life coach with over 20 years experience, my ultimate goal is to help you uncover your full potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to release negative emotions and resolve challenges in your life that are preventing you from attaining your personal goals. By applying complimentary therapeutic approaches, I share knowledge and skills that will create a more joyful and happy life for both individuals and couples.
In this turbulent time of confusion, worry and sadness that you may be experiencing, (due to problem with life stressors, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss), I can offer you new tools and guidance to attain inner strength and confidence, have more loving relationships and a happier life. Utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution focused, mindfulness and positive psychological approaches, I specialize in a holistic approach to help people find new solutions to recover from the negative consequences of difficult life transitions and/or relationships.
If you are seeking greater self confidence, joy, peace and contentment in your life, maybe it's time for a different approach and a new breakthrough! Let's work together to create a plan to meet your unique and specific needs.I am here to support and empower you, and really do understand what you are going through, and can help.
I look forward to hearing from you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Infidelity , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #1007 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
LMFT #000314 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Valerie is caring, empathetic, knowledgeable, and professional. I look forward to continuing to work with her.
Valerie is results oriented, and pragmatic in her recommendations. I appreciated get ability to meet me where I am at, and respond with thoughtful tools to help me gain skills in managing my stressors.
Loved talking with her every session we had! Her worksheets also are very helpful and many of them really helps you think about each question/statement and really help you realize what is healthy and what is unhealthy behavior, and help you to develop healthy habits daily. She really cares about her clients' wellbeing and make sure that they are each doing well mentally, physically, emotionally. I really enjoyed working with her and her approach to holistic psychology.
Deciding to receive therapy was a scary for me, but Valerie has been a terrific therapist! Not only does she relate to the issues that I've experienced, she has always made me feel listened to and she has provided amazing advice that has helped me throughout my everyday life. She has definitely help me understand myself more and help me break down some mental blocks I've had for myself. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who asked me for a therapist.
Valerie is such a warm person, and goes above and beyond to help provide resources to manage anxiety and stress. She has been such a tremendous support and helped me work through a very stressful job transition. I highly, highly recommend her!
She’s lovely and caring and so helpful
Valerie is the kind of counselor you have no fear opening up to. There is no judgement, only peace and understanding. She recognizes this human condition with grace and she wants the absolutely best for everyone.
Very great listener.
Valerie is a great listener. She does not shame you or make you feel less as some have done. She offers tools and advice to help you in your time. I was feeling anxiety, fear, and confusion on personal issues. She kept me calm and grounded. She helped me through some tough issues that no one else could. In times of uncertainty I could look forward to our sessions and be certain Valerie would be a light to me.
Valerie took the time to listen and shared ways to make me feel less anxious. The tools I learned have made me feel stronger. She held a safe space for my feelings and was very caring.
Valerie is the best! She is very supportive and never judges. She is great at helping me work through situations. I love the tools she gives me as well.
Wow, I do not even know where to begin. I have worked with multiple counselors throughout my life and Valerie is truly one of a kind. It was so easy to build a relationship with her and become vulnerable. She is supportive, patient, accepting, caring, light-hearted, a great listener and so much more. Not only does she guide me through my challenges (mostly anxiety), she is great advice giver on life. She is real, open and understands that everyones life is different and each person has their own struggles, but we may overcome them in time. She is a wonderful cheerleader and reminds me to celebrate progress, no matter how small. With her help I have been able to develop techniques that help me better manage my anxiety, become mindful and simply just be thankful for the gift of life. Although Valerie is my counselor, I also consider her to be a good friend. She is passionate about her work, which encourages me to someday be able to help others as she has helped me. There is so much more I could say about Valerie, but I will leave it at that. If you need a counselor, friend, life supporter or simply just someone, she will be there for you and always will be. As she has told me, "this too shall pass."
I'm so grateful for the work I did with Valerie. She was such a joy to talk to every week. I love how she focuses on the future and the positives rather than the negative and was never judgemental. I feel like she has given me some invaluable tools and insights that I used to accomplish my therapy goals and can continue to use going forward.
Valerie is extremely kind and compassionate. She helped me and provided me guidance that was incredibly needed and valued. I am extremely grateful for her expertise and her approach in her profession. Thank you
Valerie is a compassionate, understanding and motivated counselor. She's very gifted in helping a patient identify their goals, and work towards them with a better understanding of self and healthier perspectives to approaching issues.
I've been working with Valerie for about a month now. Her experience and advice has helped me get my emotions under control. I really appreciate the life lessons she shares and how they can relate to situations I am dealing with. Thank you!
Valarie has been a wonderful therapist so far! She is extremely knowledgeable and her experience in this field clearly shows. She is always kind, is never judging, and always has some great ideas on how to help you better yourself. I would highly recommend working with her!
I appreciate her extensive experience and knowledge she exhibits and shares with me!
Valerie has been kind, caring, supportive and helpful during a difficult point in my life. I've not connected with a therapist or counselor like this before. I feel like she really understands what I'm going through. She's been great and I look forward to continuing to work with her.
I am so happy to have matched with Valerie! She has been very supportive and has shown me some great tools to help with my anxiety and panic attacks. I highly recommend and am off to a great start to start loving my life.
My session was magnificent and Valerie has experience. I always learn something new with her. I look forward to her insight and guidance. Definitely happy with therapy so far and can't wait for my next session.
Valerie is open minded, friendly and wise. I've already referred BetterHelp to some of my friends because of the great experience and peace of mind.
Valerie gives great insight and advice especially with my past trauma and the symptoms that have resulted from it. She’s definitely benefitted my life and I would recommend Valerie for anyone who needs guidance or to heal and even for personal issues you may be going through in life.
She is a wonderfully uplifting and inspiring therapist! I leave each session feeling hopeful and empowered with new tools to use to help overcome my anxiety and depression. Her positivity, nonjudgmental outlook, and endless words of encouragement are soothing to my anxious soul, to a point where I feel comfortable enough to be completely open and honest. It feels amazing to make progress not only in our sessions but in my day to day life as well. Highly recommend her!