Valynda Jerome-Williams

LICSW

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 , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , 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: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Valynda Jerome-Williams. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by N.E. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had 1 session but I was very pleased.

Written by T.A. on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has proven to be very helpful so far

Written by T.E. on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mrs. Valynda Jerome-Williams has been very helpful and informative in different ways of trying to help me with my situation and I am very grateful to have as my therapist in guiding me in the right direction that I need to be heading towards

Written by K.A. on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Val is amazing. The messages and worksheets she sends are targeted for me and what we talk about in the moment. I feel heard and seen in our sessions and feel like I am making progress in the little time we have spoken. She is a wonderful therapist and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by S.T. on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is awesome and would recommend to anyone.

Written by A.L. on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Mrs. Williams is an excellent therapist. She is very attentive and understanding. I feel refreshed after the sessions. Thank you so much Mrs. Williams

Written by A.L. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I like her. She's understanding and makes me think about the problems in my life, in different ways.

Written by C.R. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Ms. Val is incredibly understanding and a fantastic listener. She provides me with different perspectives and new methods on combating issues. Overall a fantastic therapist

Written by T.I. on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Val is great. She's an awesome listener and has a way of unscrambling the chaos that I give her. She makes my pieces make sense.

Written by M.E. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

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Written by A.L. on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Absolutely wonderful at what she does. She is a great listener and has helped me immensely and I look forward to digging deeper once I am able to continue my sessions.

Written by E.S. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Val does a really awesome job at listening to you and articulates exactly what you have been/maybe experiencing. That is pretty commendable because most people don't understand the value of helping someone to pinpoint exactly what they are experiencing and give sound wisdom to help them through what they're dealing with. Very grateful for her.

Written by W.I. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am truly grateful to Ms. Val. She is like a breath of fresh air. I appreciate this platform and how it is so affordable for me.

Written by W.I. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Attentive, responsive and supportive, Val is exactly what I needed. Her calming peaceful and thoughtful demeanor is very welcoming and enabled me to open up quickly and develop a path forward with interesting challenges and homework to help guide me along the journey to being my best self.

Written by T.E. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Valynda is an excellent therapist. Very attentive and supportive

Written by L.I. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Balynda is very knowledgeable, comforting, and knows how to you work things out. She has helped lots. I recommend her. I thank her for help in my most dark in my life by losing my young daughter.

Many thanks,
God Bless!
Lisa Spainhoward

Written by M.I. on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and anger management

She listens to me "spew" out my concerns, which is a real help. I really don't know what direction to take some days, but I appreciate her encouragement and insights she sends through messages.

Written by K.A. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Val is the absolute best. She has been a trusted confidante and has helped me work through so many of my issues with anxiety.

Written by D.E. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Valynda is a great listener, she offer quality advice based off your issues and concerns. I look forward to our therapy sessions weekly. I’m progressing and I’m excited to see the outcome.

Written by C.U. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Mrs. Valynda allows you to express yourself without any judgement. She listens attentively then talks you through whatever issue you are having. She helps empower you and helps you feel more confident in your decision making skills and thought process. She helps you to reclaim your power and realize that you are in control of your choices which ultimately helps you understand that you have the power to control your life and the way you view it. I’m just grateful for her assisting me in regaining control over my mind and my life.

Written by D.A. on Nov 21, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Ms Val has been patient, kind, and very professional. She asks great questions and doesn't push a certain idea or opinion. Rather she has focused on helping me to walk through my own mind and work things out for myself. She's a wonderful listener who never interrupts. I always feel at ease talking to her.

Written by A.M. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I am blown away by this therapy. I feel understood and validated. I’m being met where I am and getting homework that makes me think and work through past traumas.

Written by S.L. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s incredible!

Written by M.A. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks

Val has been extremely helpful. I completely trust her expertise and would recommend her to anyone.

Written by K.A. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Val is honestly the best counselor I’ve ever had. She’s professional and knowledgeable. She listens well, asks thought provoking questions, has great insight and has given me tools that are helping me become a healthier and more balanced person.

Written by T.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

My counselor is amazing. She is an amazing professional and good person. I am so happy to have her.

Written by J.E. on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Val has been nothing but kind, patient, and caring with me. I have only had two sessions but I already feel a lot of progress. She supports me and is confident in my journey to get better. I am so glad I was matched with her.

Written by T.I. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Val is a caring, genuinely sincere person. She's been a great listener to me and has been instrumental in helping me in my improve myself, which is now having the effect of improving my relationships. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a counselor to talk to about sensitive issues. I trust her expertise and candid guidance. I don't know where I would be without her.

Written by S.A. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She really seeks to understand what I need and meets me with opportunities to reach resolution

Written by S.U. on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 8 months

She is helping me through some difficult times and I am grateful for tjat

Written by G.I. on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’m grateful for the quality of professionalism and compassion and encouragement and understanding that Ms. Val shares in every session. It’s very comforting and securing, for me , as I endeavor through this process.

Written by S.A. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She has helped me through not only the concerns that I had and wanted to work through, but things that came up in my life that I had no idea we’re about to happen. Having someone who supports and understands me means so much! I wish I every single person could experience what it feels like to have someone who is dedicated to helping you get through whatever life throws at you! She is truly an answer to prayers and has helped me more than I thought possible when I downloaded this app. Also, don’t be afraid to change counselors. Read their bios and find someone who YOU click with. Ms. Valynda was not the first person I was matched with, but she is definitely who I needed.

Written by G.I. on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel like she really cares and is an excellent listen and provides very helpful worksheets and feedback! Highly recommend.

Written by A.K. on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Ms. Val is very nice and professional, she listens to me respectfully and has made me realize a lot that I never thought about! The exercises she sends me helps a lot also and her motivational messages are very thoughtful. For a first time experience, she has really helped me with my anger and finding the source of it! I am thankful for her. Definitely recommend her!

Written by M.E. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Ms. Williams is great! I can’t say enough good things about her.

Written by B.R. on Mar 08, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Valynda is very kind and patient. She seems to understand what I'm going through and what I need to help me get through these issues.

Written by E.L. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Valynda for 6 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 enjoy my counselor pushing me to new comfort zones. Maybe not during the moment but i have recognized that growth doesn't occur in uncomfortable places

Written by A.S. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Whole I've only been doing therapy for a two weeks now, I already feel the weightlessness that comes from talking with someone who can organize and break down what's going on with me. I feel comfortable with Val and she's already brought light during my darkness.

She's gotten a gift to shine light on those who are looking for it. I'm thankful to have been matched with her.

Written by E.L. on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Val listens carefully and gives insightful feedback and guidance. She is warm and kind.

Written by A.S. on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with Valynda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Val is very encouraging and understanding, which is exactly what I need in a counselor. She provides worksheets to work on through the week so that the skills I learn stick with me better. She checks in on me and makes sure I stay on top of my therapy goals. I feel very cared for with Val and I can’t recommend her enough!

Written by E.R. on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy 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 C.H. on Sep 20, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy with Valynda for 2 weeks

I’m getting better every day

Written by M.I. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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.

Work with me!