Valerie received her Masters degree in Social Work from New York University in 2024. She has worked in elementary school and higher education settings supporting individuals across the lifespan. Her expertise includes working with individuals with ADHD, autism, and various disabilities as they navigate life transitions and the social world, while enhancing skills around self-advocacy, self-regulation, and social interaction to promote self-esteem. Valerie has experience implementing CBT, play therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-informed practice in her collaborative work with each client. Her approach involves working alongside individuals to create a life worth living that allows them to be all of who they are.