Hello! Thank you for viewing my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from a small town in Illinois. I have experience working with teens and parents on a variety of issues including divorce, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I believe teenagers deserve the same privacy as an adult unless safety is a concern; however, I do encourage family connection. My goal is to create a safe space for teenagers to express themselves and work through their challenges. I encourage all of my clients to take the lead when setting goals for therapy; however, I can provide guidance as needed.
Clients have described me as "down to earth" and easy to talk to. I strive to be warm and authentic with a non-judgmental approach. Being a teenager is challenging and having an "outsider" who is removed from your situation can be helpful. If you are ready to begin, I am here for you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Posttraumatic Stress Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #149015740 (Expires: 2021-11-30)
Valerie is patient and very understanding.
My daughter loves Valerie. She feels she’s made a great connection with her and that Valerie is giving her valuable tools to help her move forward.