SUMMER VALENTINE, MS, LPC


Therapist

Pronouns: They/Them
Locations: Andersonville & via Telehealth
Languages I Speak: English

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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADHD & Attention Issues
  • Anxiety, OCD & Panic Attacks
  • Co-Dependency
  • Chronic Pain & Illness
  • Divorce / Relationship Issues
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders & Food Management
  • Gender Exploration, Expression, & Identity Affirmation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Major Depression)
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD

PHILOSOPHY

Good therapy is when you get to a place where you are able to allow yourself to just be. There is space for you to be open and connect with yourself in a way you may never have before. Being able to collaborate with your therapist and establish what you want to achieve during your time together is so beneficial.

THERAPY WITH ME

I work primarily from a combination of cognitive/dialectical behavioral techniques and a client-centered approach. I believe it is helpful to focus on thoughts and behaviors you find positive and beneficial in your life, and challenge and reframe the ones that aren’t serving you. I see you as the expert on you, and my role in your therapeutic journey is to provide you the space to explore yourself and build upon your strengths. I encourage my clients to explore their emotions and how they are connected to their body and how all of this contributes to how they respond to life.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (License No. 178017145)
    Practicing under the supervision of Dr. Kristin Kazyaka, PhD-L (License No. 071010178)

Degrees:

  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling University of Wisconsin – Parkside
  • BA in Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

TYPES OF THERAPY

Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Collaborative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Feminist Therapy, Group Therapy, Holistic Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychology (Humanism), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy.

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Individuals (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Seniors)