Valerie Dawkins

MA, NCC, LCPC, BSP
Accepting Clients

Welcome! It takes courage to show up for YOU. If you're wanting a safe space to unpack & perhaps reconstruct your life, you've found it!

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Temple Hills, MD

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

About My Clients

You are here because you’re tired. You might look like you’ve got it all together, but most days you feel far from it. You’re tired of wanting connection but losing yourself to get it; to keep it. You're tired of being the "go-to person" who has no place to go to. You struggle to feel “good enough." or worthy. Maybe you've been mad at God or struggle with unforgiveness. You want to move past the things that keep you stuck in pain. You desire more from life than the hurt you’re feeling right now.

My Background and Approach

I am a relational therapist who is committed to helping you grow into your most authentic self and relate to others from a position of freedom. My clients have referred to me as a "no-judgment, straight-shooter". I have the degrees and years of experience and training to help you, but I have also been gifted to “see” and speak to the heart of a matter. I also utilize mindfulness practices, such as Brainspotting, that are effective in getting to the deep emotional stuff and to resolve traumas. At the end of the day, we're all just doing the best we can. So congratulate yourself for the ways you found to get through it all, even if those ways no longer serve you. Together we will take an honest look at your life... and I'll empower you to pick up the pen and write a new story. I can help you find your voice and take back your power to own your life!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

We are spirit, soul and body -- and any one of hem can be broken. No matter what our individual experience has been, there are aspects of being a part of the human race that impact us all. And just like we are wounded in community, we also heal in community. Relationships are very important to me. The quality of our relationship with God, self and others are what define our life's journey. And the health of these relational domains can be measured by the balance of truth and grace present within them. I love people! I love connecting with people and realize that I am here to serve and be a blessing to to others. It gives me life! And a rich life consists of reciprocity. I love learning and teaching, both laughing and being the comedian. As a gospel singer and event vocalist, I enjoy using my gift of music to bring hope, inspiration and encouragement to others. And my new puppies are providing a whole new context for learning about love and patience and sacrifice and spontaneous joy!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 30 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session

Info

301-241-0077 Email Valerie
4821 St Barnabas Rd
Temple Hills, MD 20748

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