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Valerie A. Townsend Richardson,

Valerie A. Townsend Richardson, ALC, MS

A note from Valerie: Counseling is a helping profession and characteristics such as empathy and compassion are a “must.” Counseling sometimes requires the giving of one’s self in order to achieve success in others. I am deeply committed and dedicated to the profession of counseling.

Valerie is an enthusiastic and compassionate Counselor under the supervision of Ashley L. Garrett, (#8056). Valerie earned her doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama. She has a Master’s degree in Counselor Education; concentration in Community Agency Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Sociology, from Jacksonville State University. Valerie is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Alabama Counseling Association, Chi Sigma Iota - Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International, National Education Association, and the Alabama Education Association. Valerie serves as an On-Site Evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, (SACSCOC), and she is a Recover Wholeness Coach through Word Alive International Outreach. Valerie is active on several local community boards and is the CEO/Founder of BLU SKYS, LLC, Professional Development Consulting Services.