Valerie Dawkins, LCPC, NCC
Practicing Since: 1991
Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues
Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families
What Clients Can Expect: Valerie is a skilled therapist with decades of experience, and a natural ability to connect with people from all walks of life. Valerie has significant experience with various treatment populations and a special talent for engaging youth in the therapeutic process.
Valerie works primarily from a family systems perspective – looking at patterns in relationships and how everyone in the family is being affected by the presenting issues. Having been trained in many psychotherapeutic models, however, her approach is tailored to the needs and goals of each client. She strongly believes that the primary vehicle of change in treatment is the therapeutic relationship. Valerie specializes in the treatment of adjustment issues, trauma and abuse, relationship difficulties, parenting, marital and personal issues.
Psalm 23:3 states that,“He restores my soul.”Valerie believes that God’s redemptive process is always at work to use every aspect our lives to bring us closer to Himself, and to the person we were created to be.
About: Valerie received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from George Washington University. She is a wife and step-mother, and an accomplished vocalist.