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Valerie Willis, MA, NCC, LCP

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Valerie is a New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Trenton State College in 1995. She then earned her Masters Degree in Counseling from The College of New Jersey in 1999; at which time she also became a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Valerie obtained her post-graduate perinatal mood disorder training from Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW, author, and founder of The Postpartum Stress Center. Valerie also received her EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) certificate from the EMDR Institute in 2014. EMDR is a comprehensive, integrated, information processing therapy used for the treatment of trauma,
PTSD, emotional distress, and other pathologies.

For almost 20 years, Valerie has been providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, individuals, couples, parents, as well as, biological, adoptive, and kinship families in a variety of
settings. Valerie's experience comes from her work at Bancroft School with autistic and deaf
children; Robins' Nest Inc. working with DYFS' foster and adoption children and families, at risk
families and mentally ill children; Mother/Child Residential Center as a counselor to the women in
the center; as an outpatient counselor and parental group facilitator at Danellie Counseling Center;
at The Postpartum Stress & Family Wellness Center as a child/adolescent and perinatal mood
specialist; and private practice as of 2013.

Areas of Specialty:

Valerie provides counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families.

 Her areas of specialty include, but are not limited to: