Valynda Jerome-Williams

(MSW, LICSW, PIP)

About Me

Want to break through life's challenges? If you have anxiety, worry, depression, mental illness, guilt, shame, anger, toxic relationships, trouble setting goals, lack of focus, grief, limiting thoughts and beliefs, esteem issues, job loss, family issues, school issues, childhood trauma or later life issues, then look no further. As a seasoned professional, I offer holistic counseling, therapy and coaching services to good people who need a helping hand during trying times in their lives. My background includes psychiatric, self-esteem, intellectual disability, veteran, abuse, family, career, dual diagnosis and other related issues. I have been a licensed professional for over ten years and I have worked with every age group.

I offer individual, family and group counseling in methods most helpful to you. I concentrate on Strength-Based, Gestalt, Family Systems, Solution-Focused Brief, Eclectic, and Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Culturally Sensitive Therapy, & Reality Therapy among other approaches.

I believe life is an adventure, an amusement park filled with roller coasters. Sometimes, life tries to get the best of us. I believe in helping good people break through life’s challenging adventures, now.

I believe in meeting people where they feel the most motivated to take action, whether that is online or via telephone. I want to help you overcome life’s challenges.

I believe life has its ebbs and flows.

I believe YOU CAN rise above life’s challenges or drown in despair.

I know that having the right tools in your toolbox can help you overcome life’s challenges.

Let me help you rise above your current life challenge and own your life.

Want to get to the other side of your current life challenge? Take one step further, then another, all with the help of a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist. I am here to empower you! Your well-being is yours to gain. You deserve it. Stop the pain. Solve the problem. Call me today and let's begin the journey. Your breakthrough is waiting.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #2426C (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by E.R. on Sep 27, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Valynda is amazing! I feel so heard and understood! She gives the best advice, I know she’s always here to listen to me! I can’t recommend her enough!

Written by E.L. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am thankful to be matched with my counselor.

Written by C.H. on Sep 20, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I always look forward to speaking with her. She makes me feel very comfortable speaking on the most uncomfortable subjects. She’s very professional honest and solution focused.

Written by T.I. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Val is great! She answered messages right away and she understands my main concerns, highly recommended!

Written by P.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 1 month

Val has been just fantastic these last few weeks! She is a great listener and gives appropriate feedback. She supplements her therapy with assignments that help enhance the sessions and as a result she has given me valuable tools that I can use whenever I need them. I immediately felt comfortable with her, and the options BetterHelp gives (chat, phone, and video) allowed me to pick what therapy worked best for me. (I chose chat!) We hit it off like we were old friends, and I never felt like I was being judged or analyzed. I really appreciate everything she has done for me, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who is seeking an excellent counselor!

Written by B.U. on Aug 08, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 2 weeks

I’m getting better every day

Written by M.I. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fati

She is caring and empathic.

Written by C.H. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Val has been a tremendous help in the short time I’ve been working with her. She understood me from the get go and has been extremely kind and compassionate. I truly feel like she cares about me and my well being and I’m glad to be working with her.

Written by P.E. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Val is an amazing therapist she helps me on so many levels and has helped me to overcome obstacles and grow as a person

Written by S.H. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Val is wonderful. She really honed in and identified the areas in which I need the most help. She is very supportive. She sends me exercises to complete that I have found helpful. I appreciate her words of encouragement throughout the week. She always responds to my journal entries and it is nice knowing that someone is rooting for me. I look forward to working through my grief and anxiety issues. For the first time in as long as I remember I feel like I may actually be able to get a hold on my anxiety. I am thankful that I found Val through Better Help.

Written by C.J. on Jul 15, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have just started working with Valynda, and I am already able to see a difference in my initial issues. She is compassionate, and does an outstanding job helping me work through things. I had a literal revelation about my processing/negative thinking, and how it has been affecting my life. Very glad to be working with her, and am thankful for what she is teaching me.

Written by L.A. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I immediately felt at ease speaking with Val. She is kind, welcoming, and thoughtful. Her insights have been helpful and honest and, although I have only been working with Val for a month, I can see small changes beginning to happen as a result and I'm so excited to continue on this path!

Written by C.H. on Jul 12, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Valynda is direct and to the point while being compassionate and understanding. She simplified the issues and helps And encourages you set goals to move forward. Really enjoying learning from her.

Written by L.Y. on Jul 11, 2020 after counseling with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Val is so great to work with! She’s great at meeting me where I am on my therapy journey, listening intently, and helping me make connections in my personal life.