I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado, Utah and Florida (pending) with 28 years of clinical experience working with youth, families and adults.
My goal is to help people feel strong and confident so they can be the best version of themselves. Without judgement, I work with clients to create a safe environment for sharing thoughts and feelings. The therapeutic relationship requires attention and balance to create a trusting environment so one can heal and grow. I assist clients in learning about themselves to focus on what they want to change to improve their lives. I teach skills or techniques to support growth and I believe when life feels messy, its opportunity to grow and heal.
I am trained in a variety of modalities including family systems therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as other self discovery modalities such as archetypes, the enneagram and mindfulness . My focus is client- centered and encourages self discovery.
My speciality is assisting clients with stress and anxiety, adjustment disorders, motivation, self esteem, transitions and confidence. I have ample experience with family conflict, parenting and relationship issues as well.
Life is a journey, filled with ups and downs and we all need help sometimes and I am here to help support your healing and growth.
Please note if you are interested in working with me:
At this time the majority of my availability is on weekends; I also work Tuesdays and Thursdays and offer times in the evenings on these days which book quickly. I am part time and will not be able to respond to messages everyday so if this is what you are looking for, I am not a match.
Per my license, I do not work with clients anonymously and you will be asked to provide a photo ID and your contact information directly to me.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Coaching, Abandonment, Body Image, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
UT LCSW 13642617-3501
CO LCSW CSW.00992230
FL LCSW SW22346
Valerie is an amazing person and therapist. She’s a very consistent communicator and will check in throughout the week. She is always on time and gives you her full attention, remembering small details you’ve told her in past sessions. I highly recommend her.
Written on Feb 02, 2024 after therapy with Valerie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Valerie is a kind, empathetic listener who has greatly helped me through tough times. She helps me set goals and gives me great tools to navigate the waters of my emotions. She has been wonderful, and I am so glad to have her as my therapist.
Written on Jan 28, 2024 after therapy with Valerie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem
Valerie has really helped me in our first few sessions. She is insightful, helpful, and checks in with me to learn about my progress. I highly recommend her.
Written on Dec 19, 2023 after therapy with Valerie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and coaching