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 Orlando area, and would love to help 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. 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 brings you increased awareness, joy, and spaciousness.
“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 has completed all three levels of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training program as well as several supplemental trainings. Gottman Couples Therapy is effective as an 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.
All Savers UHC
AvMed Florida Exchange
Oscar Health Plan & Oscar Small Group Plan
UHC Student Resources
Multiple Ways to Book an Appointment:
Call or text 321-234-7108
Complete the online inquiry form to the right and Valerie will call or e-mail you to schedule an appointment.
If you are insured through Oscar Health, Oxford, or United Healthcare, and prefer to book an intake session directly, you can do so through Valerie's "Headway" provider page using this link: https://headway.co/providers/valerie-weeks
Click the "Book Online" button to be taken to Valerie's calendar through Zocdoc.
*If your insurance carrier is not listed or you are uninsured, you may wish to opt for the private pay option. Sliding scale is available upon request. Contact Valerie so you can discuss an affordable price for your budget.
5401 South Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32819
Other Helpful Numbers:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
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