Valerie received a Master’s degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University); her undergraduate degree is from Bryn Mawr College with a major in sociology. She completed a post-graduate practicum and internship in client-centered therapy at the Chicago Counseling and Psychotherapy Center. Valerie is licensed in the state of Illinois as a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Before shifting focus to clinical training, Valerie spent seven years working as a mental health consultant to the Chicago Board of Education and working in a variety of school settings as a clinical counselor. In addition, Valerie has worked in private practice and currently provides clinical supervision to license-eligible counselors, especially those working in a school setting.