meet our therapists
VALERIE GROVES, LCSW
Valerie Groves is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and specializes in Trauma Therapy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in adolescents, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in adolescents as well as Play Therapy. She enjoys working with children, youth, teens, tweens, adolescents and families who are going through mental health or behavioral challenges. She establishes rapport quickly through her listening skills and her nonjudgmental approach. It has been through her own experience with trauma that she has become empathetically passionate about helping clients with trauma to heal. Childhood experiences, trauma and even relationships will significantly impact your life experiences. Valerie helps clients gain insight into what they are going through and to help facilitate coping skills and a path to heal.
Valerie uses a variety of therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). She received a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has several years of experience in social work. Prior to joining Elliott Counseling Group, she worked with clients in residential treatment, crisis situations, and worked in outpatient services at a nonprofit agency.
INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH VALERIE?
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