Join Valerie in this new series on burnout and sibling relationships. In this primer episode, Val shares some findings about the typical traits of the first born, middle children, last born, and only children along with accompanying strengths and weaknesses. This series is sure to awaken in you more curiosity about how you “tick” and how your own self awareness will help you become healthier in every way!
Join Valerie and fellow therapist Brannon Patrick as they talk about the struggle that we all have deconstructing that pesky “false self”…those defensive identities that we all piece together from early in life and need to eventually jettison if we want true connection with the TRUE SELF, with others, and we our own potential.
Join Valerie in a candid conversation with a former client, Michelle, who came to therapy to make sense of her tendency to connect herself with those who needed her to work herself ragged to prove to them that she was enough. This exploration involved diving into a childhood with an alcoholic father, struggles with personal worthiness, and a whole lot more.
In this full interview, meet Isaac and Julie as they share their experiences with Valerie as their therapist learning that sex addiction is not about what we think its about. In their therapy, this couple learns to thrive and know that together they can accomplish all things.
Join Valerie and human behaviorist expert Brenda Barros-Rivera in this fascinating discussion about learning how to spot narcissistic abuse in settings where there is an explicit power differential. In this conversation they discuss what to look for, how to self advocate, and generally how to have a “map” around issues of this nature that are subtle but powerful and can be destructive to our emotional health if not noticed and understood.