Valerie Girard


Social Work Intern

B.A., Psychological Sciences; Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Connecticut
M.S.W. Student, Southern Connecticut State University

Professional Interests:
My clinical interests include working with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, as well as obsessions and compulsions. I am also interested in sexuality and interpersonal relationship concerns. My personal interests include cooking, hiking and spending time in nature, travelling, my cats, and going anywhere with live music!

Therapeutic Approach:
I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is essential when engaging a client in change work. I aim to provide a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment for individuals to build trust and have them feel empowered to navigate complex life obstacles. I utilize an integrative therapeutic approach drawing from Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and a strengths-based perspective.

Language(s) Spoken: English

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

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Contact Information
Office LocationArjona 4th Floor