Valerie Walser, MA, LMFT

Meet Valerie Walser, MA, LMFT...

 

Philosophy & Therapeutic Approach

My approach is collaborative. I believe in working together with clients to create a strong therapeutic alliance to help achieve desired therapeutic goals.

 

I enjoy working with children (as young as 5), adolescents, adults, and families struggling with navigating life transitions, including the transition to adolescence, parenting adolescents, and the transition to couple or parenthood.

 

My background also includes helping adolescents with social skills and peer relationships. I have also spent time working with the elderly population in nursing homes. I currently volunteer at a grief center and am familiar with helping children and adults with the grief process.

I have found that family systems, experiential, and cognitive behavioral approaches promote the positive change my clients are seeking. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist. I have experience helping clients process traumatic experiences, including relational trauma. Whatever your life story or your reason for seeking help, we can work through it together.

Education, Licenses and Experience
  • Master of Arts, Psychology, Antioch University Seattle, 2016

  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication & Psychology, Washington State University, 2006

  • Associate of Arts, Highline Community College, 2004

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (MG60731386) in Washington state, 2017 - Present

  • Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2017 – Present

  • Children’s grief group volunteer, The Healing Center, 2019 – Present

  • Sole Clinical Contact for The Clemente Veteran’s Initiative, 2016

  • Clinical Point Volunteer for children’s grief services, Safe Crossings & Camp Erin, 2015 – 2016

Personal​

I live and play on the Eastside with my young son and husband. I have always had a passion for psychology and neuroscience. In my free time I can be found taking walks, taking hot yoga classes, playing with my toddler and husband, going to movies, traveling, and gardening.

Issues Addressed

  • Trauma

  • Grief

  • Parenting

  • Anxiety & Fears

  • Peer relationships

  • LBGTQ+ Concerns

  • Young Adult Transition Concerns

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Communication

  • Stress Management

  • Sexual Authenticity

  • Family Conflict

PAYMENT DETAILS

INSURANCE:

In network with many major insurance plans and EAP plans. Can take many plans out of network. Please call 425-409-6414 or inquire for details about your plan.

COST PER SESSION:

$65-$165

PAY BY:

Cash, Check,  Major Credit Cards, HSA and FSA accounts