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.