BA,1978, California State University, Long Beach; MA, 1982, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist; Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Missouri; Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level II: Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapists Board Member from 2009 to 2012; President from 2010-2011.
Valorie is a registered, board-certified art therapist and licensed marital and family therapist in Missouri where she has a private practice. She received her masters in clinical art therapy from Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles. Her career is dedicated to clinical work and she teaches from that perspective. She has provided individual, family, group and multi-family group art therapy serving children and adults in in-patient, day treatment, and clinical settings. She has treated survivors of incest, child abuse, domestic violence, as well as individuals and couples challenged by HIV/AIDS, and those with chronic mental illness. Currently, she maintains a culturally sensitive and affirming private practice in the City of St. Louis where she specializes in work with adults, couples and families who reflect the full diversity of this community. Her clinical frameworks include Object Relations/Attachment, Feminist psychotherapy, and Bowenian family therapy. She has completed level II of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She taught for twenty years in the Art Therapy Counseling program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a lecturer. For six years she served on the Missouri Division Board for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and was President from 2010 through 2011.
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