Valerie A Jencks

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCPC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed
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Valerie A Jencks

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCPC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed

Location

Prairie Family Therapy
300 E 5th Avenue
Suite 235
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 946-6715
Offers online therapy

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About

With over 30 years of clinical experience, Valerie takes a collaborative and direct approach to effectively create a safe space for families who face issues associated with chronic illness, divorce, eating disorders and addiction recovery. Some situations are best handled with traditional “talk” therapies, while other concerns may need more active interventions to modify an unproductive behavior pattern or lifestyle.
Valerie has a special interest in the effects of lifestyle on mental health and relationships. She has extensive post-graduate training in "wellness lifestyle science," is a certified parent educator, collaborative divorce coach and child specialist, with a solid reputation for helping families to navigate all life transitions.
In addition to her role as therapist, Valerie is an engaging speaker, giving presentations on a variety of relationship topics across the country, in person, on radio and television. She is authentic and direct, using both and humor to create comfort and promote positive change in her clients.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $220+
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BCBS PPO
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 29 Years
  • License: Illinois / 166.000397
  • School: Northwestern University
  • Year Graduated: 1993
Additional post-graduate certifications in Positive Psychology, Wellness Lifestyle, Collab Law Divorce Coach & Child Specialist.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: Florida, Telehealth Provider: TPMC411 Illinois, LCPC: 180003459
  • Membership: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy / Clinical Fellow/60702
  • Member Since: 1995

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
"Valerie is a very personable, experienced therapist who gives her clients concerns the attention they deserve. She is up to date in her knowledge of those methods most helpful to clients. Sheldon Isenberg"

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Psychologist, PhD

Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LCPC, LMFT, ACS

Psychologist, MA, JD, PsyD

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Location

Prairie Family Therapy
300 E 5th Avenue
Suite 235
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 946-6715
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Addiction
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Long COVID/post-COVID19
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Midlife
  • Racial Identity
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Pacific Islander
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021
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Valerie A Jencks

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCPC