I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the state of Michigan. I have nine years of experience in the mental health field working with a variety of individuals in different treatment settings. Commonly addressed counseling areas are depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationships, parenting, and careers.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be used to aid in dealing with relationships. For example, dealing with emotional issues related to being apart or having a distance relationship; maintaining ties; helping identify individualized strengths through coping tools in the areas of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and effective communication. To promote positive energy in focusing on meeting relationship goals, Interpersonal Therapy may be used to work solely with a willing individual partner’s issues; conjoint couple therapy is recommended for both people.
Choosing couples’ counseling takes strength. Strength is needed to admit a relationship may need help, which can result in people waiting years to ask for help. Also, one or both people may be reluctant to seek help. Still, a person needs to take that first step. I welcome you.
Note: CURRENT HOURS are 11:00 am EDT to 11:30 PM EDT. Mutually agreed upon appointments work best with me putting the schedule in the system. I recognize that you may have a busy schedule, so consistent and regular sessions are not required. I typically respond within 24 hours Monday through Friday.
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- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
LMSW #6801078707 (Expires: 2021-04-30)
Dr. Valerie is very professional, easy going and so friendly. It's easy to converse with her and open up about the problems at hand. I am glad to have had her as my counselor.
Valerie is an amazing person!
I have had one session with Valerie. I was really happy with the session. She made me feel comfortable and was very supportive.
We just started working together. She shows genuine concern and offers a variety of different types of sessions. She also gets back to me quickly.