I am Licensed in Ohio with over 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addiction, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & trauma, and abuse. I have a diverse history and have worked with teens and adults in individual and group settings. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where feelings, thoughts, and topics of faith can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to take the first step towards a change. I look forward to supporting and empowering you on this journey.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.2001997
Valerie does not judge me nor assumes that I should know the answers. She provides exercises that clearly defines barriers, demonstrates barriers, and allows responses to practice overcoming the barriers. She encourages me and response to journal entries and questions in a timely manner. Thank you for your dedication and compassion towards me. God bless you.
Written on Feb 03, 2024 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Valerie has a deep reservoir of wisdom and is very supportive & encouraging during tough moments.
I appreciate that she responds quickly to every message & offers a variety of options which helps to break me out of the tunnel vision-is-the-only-way mentality.
I like that I can approach the discussion from my Christian perspective without fear.
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Starting therapy with Mrs. Duke is the BEST thing I have done for myself in quite a while! My life was always pretty drama fee up until this year and the chaos and stress overwhelmed me...I didn't know how to handle it! Valerie has helped me work through my issues, taught me how to set boundaries and lets me know that life will be OK!
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders
Valerie is reassuring and full of ideas for how to proceed with my recovery. I feel we have a good rapport and am very comfortable talking with her.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
I have been seeing Miss Valerie for 8 sessions (2 months), and she has been SO helpful to me. She is an excellent listener. Personally, I told her I wanted to be counseled from a Christian perspective, and she has been so helpful, allowing me to make decisions grounded in faith. She has helped me to work through my addictive behavior when it comes to alcohol, providing worksheets and asking for feedback on whether or not I feel they help. She has encouraged me to work through issues I am having with my relationship and allows me to come to my own conclusions without pushing an opinion on what I should do. I have really enjoyed her as a counselor, and I highly recommend trusting her with all of your hardest details.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, and eating disorders
I have had two sessions so far with Valerie I highly recommend her. She listens two me and gives me great advice to help with the anxiety and depression I've been dealing with. Very easy to talk to and understanding.
Written on Jul 13, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes