Valerie Malivuk

Counselor, LMHC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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(518) 252-8146

Valerie Malivuk

Counselor, LMHC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 252-8146
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

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About

Hey, welcome. I know the process of trying to find the right therapist can feel overwhelming. When I’ve looked for therapists for myself or as referrals for others, what I generally want to know is who the therapist is, what kind of person they are. Will they get me? Will they judge me? Are they going to actually call me on my stuff, but, in a nice way? These questions make sense. Therapy is vulnerable, it can be raw and real in ways we generally aren’t, even in very close relationships. Change is often hard and sometimes really scary but if you’re ready, I will meet you there.
One of the things I most love about therapy is the healing that can happen when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and open, to speak truly and freely. I believe there is incredible power in telling our story. It allows us to understand it, integrate it, and decide how much power to give it.
This quote by Audre Lorde sums it up, “only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” If you think we might be a good fit, give me a call. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so we can meet and talk about what’s bringing you to therapy and any questions or concerns you may have.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
I can provide statements for you to submit to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement.
Email me or call (518) 252-8146 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 011363

Endorsements

Counselor, LPC

Location

Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 252-8146
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Illness
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Interpersonal
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Valerie Malivuk

Counselor, LMHC