About me

Facing difficult emotional and interpersonal challenges in our lives can be frightening but can also be a time for growth and healing. Talking with someone who listens without judgment, understands your concerns, and helps clarify issues can be invaluable. I am a culturally competent therapist with experience working with various populations including children, adolescents, adults, couples, military families, and K-12 students.

I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern Arizona University in 1994 and received my Master's in Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 1998. I have over ten years of experience as a clinician working in a variety of community mental health settings and academia. I taught elementary school for 12 years and maintain my teaching certificate in early childhood education (Birth – Age 8/Grade 3). Currently, I work as a K-12 School Counselor in a public school.

My therapeutic approach is solution-focused and strength-based. I utilize evidence-based therapy techniques, such as mindfulness-based interventions and CBT, to address symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relational problems, and/or other life stressors. My role as a therapist is to support you and to challenge you on your path to self-improvement and self-empowerment. Through a collaborative process, we can explore and address the underlying causes of problematic behaviors, beliefs, and feelings. Together, we can begin the process of healing.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


AZ LPC 19442


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

Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Deborah is a great therapist. She recognized a lot of our issues from our first session and has helped us as a couple and individuals. She is one of the few counselors who I had been able to connect with and translate what I say into something my partner understands

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Deborah is great at guessing what we can’t seem to say and it’s appreciated. We like her a lot thanks to her understanding and relatability.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

She’s great! Connected with her well!

Written on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Deborah has been extremely helpful in helping us have productive, caring conversations we haven’t been able to have on our own. She understands the anxiety and ADHD challenges my husband has and still makes me feel like my feelings are valid as well. She’s been great at helping us learn how to communicate with each other and pinpoint areas in our marriage that need more attention and progress to a new level as well.

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