Hey, You! My name is Valerie. I am so honored that you would take the time to read about me. I have worked with children and families for over thirteen years. The family unit, to me, is a beautiful, precious, and powerful system. However, this same system has brought many of us our biggest heartaches and pain. I genuinely believe that if families are restored; this world will be restored. Therefore, my heart is for restoring families and helping them heal!
When it comes to family work, my specialties are trauma, pre-marital therapy, strengthening the parent-child relationship, helping parents target problematic behavior within their children, and empowering women within their role as a woman, wife, and mother.
I am passionate about young and older girls receiving education on ways to remain safe. I believe therapy is not only a tool for intervention but also prevention work. There is much power in knowledge and understanding! There are many of us that would not be suffering today if someone had sat down with us and provided us education on topics that are not discussed in our homes. I am also a therapist that believes our stories and secrets have a mental, spiritual, and physical impact on our lives-these are the silent struggles that eat away at us unconsciously. We think we can put it away somewhere and not deal with it, but it is given power and creates chaos in our lives just by avoiding it.
My style as a therapist is down-to-earth, goal-oriented, and practical. I believe therapy is more than just allowing you to speak and hear you out. There comes a point where I will encourage you to move past your thinking and emotions and to start taking steps to BE BETTER EVEN IF YOU DON’T FEEL BETTER. Sounds difficult? It may, but it is possible. You do not have to live according to your feelings. You will not feel lost or confused during treatment with me. You will have a clear understanding of the goals in treatment and ways to promote healing in between sessions. Unhelpful thinking patterns and words will be challenged, and you will be empowered to see yourself as an agent of change. I cannot do this without you! You are necessary and important! My goal is to always promote safety, comfort, and a sense of hope no matter how deep the wounds are. If you think you and I are a good match, please reach out. I look forward to hearing from you!
Faith-based therapy available upon request.
Servicios tambien ofrecidos en Espanol.