Valerie Newsum MA, LPCC, NCC

Working as a counselor is the most meaningful work I can imagine, and I feel humbled by the fact that people allow me to become a part of their lives to collaboratively help and support them. Everyone’s path to healing is different and I truly believe you are the expert in your own life, sometimes we just need someone to support us along the journey.  I will support you in finding your new normal and help you build the life you deserve and desire.  I meet you where you are at and together we formulate goals for therapy.

Everyone needs to talk about their personal concerns, emotions, and life challenges. I provide individual therapy in a warm, supportive, and accepting environment. I work with individuals experiencing stress/anxiety/trauma; depression; childhood and relationship issues; life transitions - divorce, grief/loss, illness, and parenting concerns. My style integrates various techniques, but I tailor my approach to each client’s unique needs and goals.

My practice is focused on increasing and maintaining mental health recovery through coaching, skills building, psychoeducation, symptom management, and emotional recovery.   I will support you as you resolve old issues and emotional blocks, find new insights and choices, develop new ways of coping and responding. I warmly welcome adults of all cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • DBT
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Nature Therapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Eclectic
  • Strength-Based

I look forward to connecting with you and being a part of your journey.