Valerie Ward (she/her)

PSYD - Psychology Doctorate
Accepting Clients

I’m a clinical psychologist based out of the DC-metro area who provides tele-mental health to adults around the country (31 PSYPACT states)

Clinical Psychologist in Virginia


About My Clients

Clients who choose to work with me are looking for a therapist who will welcome them without judgement. They are bright, motivated individuals who recognize the power of having a safe space in which to explore their needs and values, and are open to learning more about themselves and how to cope with life's difficulties. These clients often benefit from learning to set healthier boundaries, and improving communication with people in their lives.

My Background and Approach

My process begins with getting to know you, beyond what brought you into therapy. I seek to understand what your goals are for this journey, and we together discuss how I can support you in working on what can be changed, and learning to cope with people and situations that we cannot. I am passionate about making space for clients to safely share and explore all areas of identity without fear of judgement or invalidation. I am aware of my own areas of privilege and oppression, and actively work with clients who wish to explore this for themselves, as well as consider all of their intersecting identities. I have trained and worked in a wide variety of settings including veteran and military hospitals, within integrated care teams in civilian hospitals, inpatient psychiatric wards, public schools, and private practices.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a first-generation immigrant, and Latina woman, I understand the need to have culturally-competent care. I have trained, worked, and lived in various states and have had the honor to meet folks from various communities and backgrounds. My time working for a local university was particularly impactful, and strengthened my understanding and passion for social-justice, the BLM movement, and the needs of LGBTQIA+ communities.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $200 - 300/session

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