Valerie Weeks, MSW, LCSW

TF-CBT

Valerie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. She works well with all ages. She has experience and training working with children as young as 4 and adults as old as 102.  Valerie has experience working with a multitude of issues from basic stress to severe trauma. She’s helped many different types of individuals and happily accepts clients from all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, and sexual orientations. 

 

She works primarily with individuals, couples, and children who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, stress, trouble adjusting to life's changes, and disharmony within relationships.


Valerie completed all 3 levels of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She has related training in addressing trauma and infidelity within relationships, as well as understanding how attachment patterns impact intimate relationships.  She has additional training using Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) which helps couples identify the unhelpful dances they find themselves in then teaches them how to work together to begin a new healthier dance. 

She is certified in Trauma-Focused CBT for adolescents/teens with a history of trauma. She has many years of experience working with children diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, trauma, Mood Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder. When working with children, she likes to maintain communication with parents. She offers parent training as well as in-home support for improving communication skills and reducing undesirable behaviors. 

She is warm, patient, listens well, and has a knack for reflecting back thoughts and feelings in a way you can better understand. She encourages each person to find balance within his/her life by providing tools and training in relaxation techniques that can be used in daily life. She understands the need for balance in all areas of life such as health, relationships, work, spirituality, self-care, etc…

She is thrilled you have taken steps to build your network of positive supports! She hopes she can assist you in accomplishing your personal goals and hopes you will use this website as a resource/tool for improving happiness and overall well being ♥

Education and Certifications 

Master of Social Work, University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Psychology, University of Central Florida

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), CARES Institute 

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14 JULY 2016

BREATHING POEM

In, out

Peace, calm

Here, now

Love, joy

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