Valerie Dunn McBee

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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Valerie Dunn McBee

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

North Star Therapy Group / Athens DBT Center
1011 Woodridge Ln
201
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 567-7107

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Valerie Dunn McBee is not currently accepting new clients.

About

NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS—fill out form on DBT website for waitlist. ******Counseling is a highly personal and individual process, and it can be a challenge to find a counselor that you connect with. My style of therapy is very relational, and I will strive to help you grow comfortable with the process while still challenging you to think beyond your current framework or circumstances. I have an eclectic approach: while I focus on being relational, understanding and compassionate, I also approach change practically. Ultimately, you are the expert on your own life; I'm here to try to help you to make your life what you want it to be.
My professional experience has included individual and group treatment of depression, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, trauma, relationships, and co-existing mental health/substance abuse. I offer comprehensive DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), DBT-PE (Prolonged Exposure for trauma), and Trauma Sensitive Yoga as an adjunctive therapy.
Our spiritual well-being is key to our health in general, and I like to help clients work through life/faith/values conflicts. Faith can bring strength and healing, or it can be a painful minefield. I would love to help you find strength rather than pain in it.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Humana
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 17 Years
  • License: Georgia / CSW005456
  • School: University of Georgia School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2005

Valerie Dunn McBee's Groups

Dbt2

This is an optional follow up for DBT clients who have "graduated" from DBT skills group. In this group, we are able to "go deeper" with the skills and look closer at how to apply them in life, provide support, and build the life you want.

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga works alongside individual therapy to help process trauma. It isn't focused on yoga-as-exercise. It's more like mindfulness with a body/emotion focus. The goal of TSY is to reconnect with and feel safe and empowered in your own body. This is not trauma talk-therapy but rather focuses on increasing awareness of our bodies and emotions and increasing our ability to regulate what we experience through yoga techniques like mindful breathing and strengthening our cores and spines. Evidence suggests applications for somatic/nervous system healing after a history of trauma. (Based on David Emerson's TSY model.)

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Location

North Star Therapy Group / Athens DBT Center
1011 Woodridge Ln
201
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 567-7107

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Faith-based
  • Family Systems
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021
Photo of Valerie Dunn McBee, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Watkinsville
Valerie Dunn McBee

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW