Valerie Novak, LMFT
Counseling is about personal change, and it involves changing our current, predictable comfort zones. In teaming with a client, Valerie’s focus is toward understanding current challenges, clarifying values, and creating achievable goals. This empowerment for change is through a systems-based, collaborative approach.
People try their best to manage problems and do so the best they know how—yet their solutions for current situations can be limited by previously learned patterns of behavior. These limiting patterns of behavior can cause friction to the point of creating a loop of destructive and escalating reactivity. By taking a look at learned patterns of behavior, gaining insight into why these patterns are interfering with goals and dreams, Valerie helps people change to attain what they want, need, and wish for in a healing connection in their relationships.
Facilitator, Touchstone Child Abuse Prevention Parenting Class
Clinical Areas of Focus
Life Transitions, Caregiver Concerns, Loss and Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Child and family therapy, Family Court, School issues, Relationship Struggles, Spirituality
CalWorks, Contra Costa Health Plan (Employees)