Ms. Valente is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Florida. She received her Bachelors in Psychology and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Valente studied clinical psychology, physiological psychology, and social psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO and Hollins University, Roanoke, VA. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Nova Southeastern University, specializing in Health Care Education and Human Services Administration.
Ms. Valente has experience working with gender-related issues, addiction disorders, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, chronic mental illness, mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma-related issues. Her approach to therapy is client-centered – and she believes that the therapeutic process is a means to release a person’s personal healing and growth potential. Ms. Valente utilizes mindfulness, DBT, CBT, REBT modalities to help clients better understand their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.