I am a licensed professional counselor in Oklahoma. I received a Bachelor of Science from Southern Nazarene University in Family Studies and Gerontology and a Masters of Human Relations with the emphasis of Licensed Professional Counseling from The University of Oklahoma. I have experience with adults, families, and groups. I have worked with those struggling with mild to severe mental illness as well as those individuals who are struggling with issues including depression, grief & loss, abuse/neglect, addictions with dual diagnosis, behavioral problems, bipolar, schizophrenia & psychotic disorders and parenting problems. I adapt my counseling style to each individual. However, within my experience, I have noticed that clients are more adaptable to me utilizing a counseling style of a client-focused approach. I believe that it is important to meet the client where they currently are in their journey of life and work from that point. I am a very transparent-honest-caring individual in my day to day life and I bring that trait to each session with the belief that in doing so, the client feels more at ease with being honest as issues and challenges are being processed. I believe everyone deserves respect and compassion as well as the opportunity to have added support when needed. My approach/style combines cognitive-behavioral and client-centered….just to name a few. A client’s treatment plan and the direction of the sessions will be tailored to meet the individual needs.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
LPC #6622 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Valerie has made quite an impression on me in the short amount of time I have known of her. She is personable, she is smart, and she is knowledgeable. I am so glad that I was paired with her! I am looking forward to going on this journey with her.
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I love her!
Knowledgeable, empathetic, relatable counselor.
Valerie is phenomenal! From our first interaction I felt heard and seen. She's a great listener, has positive energy, and always has a contagious smile!
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You are extremely helpful
I have been working with Valerie for a couple of months now. She is a wonderful listener. She is skilled and taking in my rambling thoughts and and pinpointing exactly what I am trying to say. She offers support and suggestions that are easy to implement in my life and often messages me between appointments to send me a website or pdf that might be helpful or to simply send a message of encouragement. She is helping me manage my anxiety and depression.
Valerie has really helped me in the last few weeks. Before her I was so stressed I couldn’t see what was in front of me and she helped me “unpack” my brain. She put everything in perspective and helped me see that I matter! Plus, there’s no awkward silence she talks to me and helps me break down my thoughts! I can’t thank her enough!
Valerie is an amazing counselor! I have had a few in the past but none compare to her. She is very personable and understanding. I really like that she listens to what I have to say and gives me actual feedback and advice so that i’m not stumbling and trying to think of things to say. Amazing counselor and very positive!!
I am so grateful that I was connected with Valerie. I've tried therapy in the past and it was a bad experience. Talking with Valerie was a breath of fresh air!
Valerie is a great listener and has very helpful information and tools to assist you.
I love talking with her. She listens carefully without judgment and gives the best advice possible. She’s already helped me through so much! I am thankful to have gotten her as my counselor. I would definitely recommend her for anyone!
Valerie is incredible! I’ve grown so much with her!
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This has been a saving grace for me. For someone who is “too busy” to really care for their mental health, this gives me the opportunity to finally make it a priority. I can chat/call/text Valerie practically at any time and she is there. I cannot thank you enough.
I love Valerie. She’s so awesome and has really helped me sort my mind and feelings during my hard times!
Valerie is very transparent and honest. She doesn’t beat around the bush. In a VERY short amount of time she has already helped me to realize some crucial things. Initially I wasn’t sure about telemed. I’m beyond thrilled I found V. She can get real serious with me about the serious stuff, yet laugh with me at the precise moment I need it. If you’re fortunate enough to have V as your therapist, rest assured you won’t be disappointed. I used to dread therapy. I honestly look forward to our sessions now. To you, Valerie- Thank you for blessing me with your compassion, knowledge and understanding. I mean it when I say I got lucky. I am looking forward to the future and all the good that is coming my way. Thank you for blessing me.
Very friendly, open, honest and right to the point. Great insight to what's going on in my life and family situation.
Valerie is an extremely great counselor! She makes me feel like I matter and truly listens to me. She’s awesome!
Valerie is super sweet and understanding. She is very relatable and has some wise words for every scenario. Thank you Valerie.
Valerie Steele has made a huge impact on my life. She helped me through a very difficult time and I am eternally grateful. She always made me think and put concepts in front of me that helped me realize the real issues I was having. The issues I knew deep down but wouldn’t reveal to myself. She is an amazing therapist. Responds quickly to very long rants, as I like to call them. Responds with thoughtful responses and ideas. Never judgement. I can breathe easier because of her and her methods. I cannot thank her enough for everything.
She's amazing! Very patient through my rambling and always positive and helpful.
Valerie is absolutely amazing. I am so glad that I was matched with her. She helped me to feel much more confident in my future. I am excited to use the tools that she has given me and become the best me.
She's a very good counselor- she listens to everything and gives constructive advice!
In the first week of working with Valerie, she hit so many nails on the head about me and what I was going through. She’s been a huge blessing when I hit a time in my life where if I didn’t find myself again, I was gonna lose it all. I recommend her and this app to so many! It’s been worth the money!