People tell me I am down-to-earth and real. A trusting relationship with your therapist, and motivation to change helps create successful therapy. I’ll provide the safe environment, you show up as you are, and together we’ll take a caring and non-judgmental look at “how and why” you do what you do. There are many ways to live life fully and I invite you to explore the possibilities. more…

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Therapy

Individual and couples counseling help us to remember our inherent goodness and strength in the midst challenging experiences. When we have support and resources, difficulties can become opportunities. If you are working with betrayal, grief, or traumatic experiences; if you want to cultivate self-acceptance and self-esteem, if you struggle with anxiety and depression, or if you are going through a life transition, career change, divorce, more…

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Groups

Groups are a powerful way to interact with others in a safe environment. In groups we learn about our relational styles, build support and connections, process personal issues, and play! We’ll use mindfulness exercises, listening skills, art, meditation, council practice and inquiry. “How can so much power come from one so petite… elegance in action, fierceness of lion, guiding us through the ocean of suffering and joy.” more…

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About Valerie

“Valerie truly supported my endeavors and helped me further my personal journey in more ways than one. Teacher, sage, and friend.” A mindfulness practitioner for over thirty years, my work as a therapist combines mindfulness and awareness approaches with psychology. I explore how the mind, body, and heart work together. more …

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Workshops and Classes

Would you like to explore the benefits of mindfulness? Are you curious about meditation or finding ways to reduce stress? Would you like to explore intimacy and relationships? As a contemplative educator, I join experiential exercises with talks, mindfulness, body/mind education, artistic process, dialogue, more…