Valerie Groves is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with her MSW from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Through her own experience with trauma, she developed a passion for helping other people with their trauma related issues. She has several years of experience working with youth and their families who are going through difficulties due to mental or behavioral health issues. Her previous social work experience has gained her years of working with a variety of populations in many settings and contexts including but not limited to residential treatment, in crisis situations, and through outpatient services at a nonprofit agency.
As a therapist, she finds it important to be nonjudgmental and a good listener while creating an environment in which her clients feel most comfortable as each person is unique and has their own experience, strengths, and needs. She enjoys helping people gain insight into their own challenges while they find their way forward in addressing or coping with their situations.