I am an adolescent and young adult therapist who is passionate about helping clients overcome obstacles such as mood dysregulation, school challenges, depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, bullying, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm. I take the time to process challenges with clients and provide tools to help improve well-being.
(I am unable to accommodate new clients at this time). My approach to therapy is based on relational and family systems theory as well as yoga and mindfulness based practices. I take a trauma sensitive approach and I am trained in methods which have positive outcomes for the reduction of PTSD, Insomnia, Mood, Anxiety and Depressive symptoms. I am most experienced in working with anxiety and depression, PTSD, chronic anxiety, chronic pain, partner/couples issues, family relationships, and the navigating challenges of adjusting to a new home often experienced by new Americans. ***I am unable to accommodate new clients at this time***
Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit. How can I be a source of comfort and strength to other people who are feeling drained, fed up, and at a loss on how to move forward? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, overwhelm, grief, life transitions, etc., I strive to create a safe environment for you to let it all out and start to breathe easier. I hope to provide a space for you to unload the weight of your worries in order to build better coping skills, find balance, and gain strength to handle the hard things that cross your path and embrace the good things you have coming to you.
Since 1970, we've continuously served clients in Southeastern PA; Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Daemion Counseling Center offers the intimacy and proficiency of a private practice with the flexibility of a counseling center. We're able to see you within days of your call. Our services rely on the expertise of our licensed therapists and their ability to help you learn, change, and grow. We use innovative and time-honored therapy models, careful examination of individual progress and outcomes, and participation in professional education to maintain credibility in the counseling field. We treat clients age 14 and up.
Living is not an easy task. It takes immense courage and strength to walk every day into the unknown. Relationships, life experiences, and beliefs held within our communities can disconnect us, leaving many feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, overwhelmed, or misunderstood. For the last 4 years I have worked with clients of all ages, cultures, and gender identities struggling through life transitions, grief, relationship challenges, identity questions, and traumas of all kinds including sexual assault and domestic violence. You do not need to confront these challenges alone. With patience and awareness you can feel better.
Life is hard, and can seem overwhelming at times. We may often feel lost, afraid, stressed, anxious, overwhelmed and have low energy. Our relationships may be suffering and our family life chaotic; our work may not be fulfilling and our careers may not be what we thought. We may have even wondered is there any chance to make this life better, or are we just stuck where we are. Well, the great news is you are exactly where you should be right now, and tomorrow can be better than today. You are taking the appropriate next step!
Due to COVID-19 and societal tension, we are experiencing increased anxiety & depression. As a licensed clinical psychologist with the NY State Office of Mental Health, I am trained in providing therapy to help cope with feelings that accompany such stressful times. I work with individuals, couples, families & adolescents. We can find solutions that will improve your quality of life & your relationships, as you adapt to a new normal or fix ongoing issues. Fees are affordable, as I do not take insurance. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with those who have intellectual challenges, (like autism), &/or their families.
Strength based, individual and family counseling services for adolescents and adults to support emotional growth and healing through a positive process of self-discovery, empowerment and problem solving.
Relationships are a big part of our lives. Whether it be with a parent, friend or a significant other, managing them can be difficult. My training as a couple and family therapist has prepared me to help my clients resolve interpersonal issues and form loving and rewarding relationships.
Are you ready for a change that can improve your overall quality of life? Living with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, life transitions or struggling to make it through each day can feel exhausting. I understand the importance of being heard so that you can heal, continue to learn and grow, and live your best life. As your therapist, we will embark on a journey of honest discussions and meaningful conversations to help you with your goals towards wellness and living the quality life you desire moving forward. My approach is conversational, supportive, and open. I offer affordable HIPAA secure Telehealth services.
I view counseling as a non-judgmental space dedicated to developing greater understanding of yourself and your life with a trusted individual who is invested in your growth. My counseling style is warm, casual, and collaborative.
Valerie has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from The College of New Jersey. She has also completed post Master’s coursework in Marriage and Family Therapy, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Learning, Cognition and Development at both The College of New Jersey and Rutgers University. Valerie has worked as a school counselor since 2006 with experience in middle and high school settings.
Compassion is only complete if it includes yourself, so thank you for taking the time to begin bringing that compassion to yourself. Due to education, career and life experience I have developed an eclectic client-centered approach in guiding others in finding what has been missing within themselves.
Struggling with anxiety? You’re not alone. Anxiety is the most common mental health concern in the United States. It manifests in a variety of ways—chronic worry, social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessions/compulsions, and phobias (e.g., fear of flying)—and has the capacity to significantly disrupt our lives. Whether you can trace your anxiety back to a specific experience or have struggled with it for as long as you can remember, there’s good news: help is possible.
I am a relationally oriented psychotherapist offering treatment to those seeking relief from emotional suffering. I practice from a contemporary psychodynamic orientation, paying careful attention to the ways in which our sociocultural experiences inform our psychological development. I regard symptoms as opportunities for growth when approached with curiosity, compassion, and respect. I am committed to building an energetic and collaborative therapeutic relationship that can help you better understand your motivations and needs, and experience a more authentic connection with yourself and others.
There are many events that send us looking for answers in therapy. Some need information to address a new situation, some feel blocked from doing what they desire, some feel pushed to do things they don't want to do, some feel prevented from doing something they know would benefit them. We all struggle, no one's life is perfect. It's what we make of our circumstances that make us who we are. We isolate our "Genuine Self" then work towards defining the "Desired Self", that part of self that is capable of maintaining happiness. By increasing our awareness we can reach any goal, embracing change as we evolve.
I am a licensed professional counselor specializing in substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, codependency, addictive behaviors, and grief. My goal is to help you address any areas that are causing you distress, heal current and past wounds, and improve your quality of life & relationships. I will work collaboratively with you to meet your identified goals while helping you deepen the connection with yourself in the process. I am experienced in addressing issues that stem from addiction or dysfunction in family and relationships.
Are you ready to feel more serene, peaceful, and connected? My clients are already on their healing path, seeking support to reach their full potentials. My clients are insightful, motivated and ready to create a new life narrative. The greatest gift that I can give to my clients is the ability to recognize their strengths and use these to move forward. We will work together in an atmosphere of acceptance and kindness to support your growth.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious? I keep things simple and solution focused in my practice. Solution Focused Therapy involves a process in which I work with people to help relieve their symptoms and establish a supportive relationship. I specialize in treating mood and anxiety disorders, including Panic Attacks and help people achieve results and improve their ability to work and maintain stable relationships.
It is human nature to try and create understanding of the situations we experience, for once we understand what the experience is, what we feel and why we feel it, we can begin to take back our control. I believe that it is from this space that we can then begin to heal; to create necessary change and grow. As a therapist, it is my goal to help move you through the power of “why?” so that you may gain understanding, take back your control, and heal. I offer therapy to people with anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, complex trauma, sexuality and gender, ASD, and difficulty with navigating life transitions.