"Building Resilience Through Empowerment", is the belief that guides me as a professional therapist. I believe that every individual has the power to overcome any obstacle they may facing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Nurse and I have an extensive amount of experience providing clinical therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families . I earned a Masters of Social Work degree from The University of Central Florida in May, 1996 and I became a Licensed Clnical Social Worker in January, 2005. I've also earned an Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Valencia College in December, 2008 and became a Registered Nurse in February, 2009. All clinical interventions rendered are individualized based on each person's needs. This eclectic approach has proven to be effective across all races and cultures . My therapeutic style is a team approach, which includes genuine and personable interactions as well as consistent support. I treat every individual with the utmost respect as I work with them to become the best version of themselves. If you are seeking an empowering, ambitious and resilient team player, please feel free to join my team. Time to win!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
FL LCSW SW7799
she lsitens to me and tries to help me as best she can
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd
She listens to me, and allows my experiences and my week and my feelings guide our session.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Valerie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and eating disorders