Breathe JOY Into Every Moment...
Are you struggling with issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, major life changes, marital conflict, grief, or trauma? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. Valerie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Qualified Supervisor for registered interns in the state of Florida; it would be her pleasure to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Since opening the doors of her practice, Valerie has provided patients in the Orlando area and the state of Florida, with a variety of therapeutic services. She is Certified in Gottman Couples Therapy and TF-CBT. Her office is located in the Orlando area, and she provides telehealth services for individuals and couples located in the state of Florida. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting; that is why Valerie is here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. Her goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with life's everyday changes in a way, that she hopes, will bring increased awareness, joy, and spaciousness to your life.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
WHAT TO EXPECT
Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing & Discovery
Perhaps you're feeling down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I take a wholistic and collaborative approach to treatment, because after all, you are the expert of your life. Together we will explore how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact to inform perceptions. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice relaxation and self-soothing techniques to help calm your nervous system. We will work together to help you get a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you, and with this increased awareness comes the spacious needed to make desired changes. With the proper tools and my professional experience let's work together to help you get things back on track.
With You Every Step of the Way
GOTTMAN METHOD COUPLES THERAPY
If you are looking for quality couples therapy then Gottman Method Couples Therapy is what you are looking for. It is based on Dr. John Gottman's research that began in the 1970's and continues to this day. His research has focused on what makes relationships succeed or fail. From this research, Drs. John and Julie Gottman have created a method of therapy that emphasizes a "nuts-and-bolts" approach to improving a couples relationship. Valerie is Certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. The Gottman Method is an effective, evidence-based therapy for many types of couples: heterosexual, gay, lesbian, etc. Visit Gottman.com to learn more about this treatment model.
A Happier, Healthier You
In therapy, you will work together with Valerie to address current problems and to identify maladaptive patterns. Valerie will help provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles and help you practice these new skills in session. With confidence, you will find Valerie's personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment.
TRAUMA FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
Here For Your Child
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) was developed by Drs. Esther Deblinger, Judith Cohen, and Anthony Mannarino. TF-CBT is backed by 18 years of research and 25 scientific studies. Overtime it has been molded into a treatment model that helps children respond better to trauma related symptoms. Valerie is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). She looks forward to discussing treatment options with you soon.
I love helping my patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more, discuss rates, and book a session.
- Allied Benefit Systems - Aetna
- Christian Brothers Services - Aetna
- Health Scope - Aetna
- Trustmark Health Benefits - Aetna
- Trustmark Small Business Benefits - Aetna
All Savers UHC
AvMed Florida Exchange
- Cigna EAP
- Trustmark Health Benefits - Cigna
GEHA-United Healthcare Shared Services (UHSS)
Health Plans Inc
Optum EAP (United, Oxford, Oscar)
Oscar Health Plan & Oscar Small Group Plan
Oxford Health Plans
Surest (formerly Bind)
UHC Student Resources
United Healthcare Shared Services
Multiple Ways to Book an Appointment:
Complete the online inquiry form to the right and Valerie will call or e-mail you to schedule a free phone consultation and/or an appointment.
Currently accepting individuals and couples for private pay services $160/hour.
Marathon sessions available for couples who would like to do several hours of therapy in one day.
5401 South Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32819
Other Helpful Numbers:
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 9-8-8
Mobile Crisis Services
• Ages 0-24, 24/7 service, Orange/Seminole/Osceola County
• Call 2-1-1, press 1 for the crisis help line
• Text 898-211 your zip code and type ‘requesting mobile crisis’
• Chat at www.HFUW.org