Valerie Farrell,LCSW

Valerie Farrell,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - SW10301
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • United Health Care
Fees: private pay rate $90 per 50 min session
Free Initial Consultation


Melbourne, Florida 32935

My Approach to Helping

Do you have a loved one who:
* Makes you feel guilty?
*Tries to control you?
*Monopolizes conversations?
*Seems uninterested in your life?
*Causes you to question your own judgement andor memories?
*Is clingy or demanding of your time?
*Is overly sensitive to criticism?
*Talks about suicide or self-harm?
*Becomes hurt when you disagree with them?
*Acts impulsively or becomes enraged?
*Criticizes you, makes cruel jokes, or otherwise puts you down?
*Love bombs you?
*Abuses substances?

These relationships can feel chaotic, confusing, and at times, scary. They can drain your energy and challenge your view of yourself. Sometimes we develop anxiety or unhealthy ways of coping in response to these stressful relationships.

My clients are often struggling with a difficult relationship and many times they grew up with a difficult parent. I have extensive experience in working with people like your loved one. I’d love to share my insights and empower you with knowledge and skills so that this challenge does not negatively affect other parts of your life. You probably feel like you are walking on eggshells. Your well-being matters to so many others and getting help may be the most loving action you take today.

More Info About My Practice

As a social worker, I understand the person within the context of their environment and endeavor to address wellness in a holistic way. I view myself as a guide who journeys alongside my client and empowers them with new skills taught through cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed approaches. I value creating a genuine and respectful therapeutic experience.

Clients leave sessions with a new framework for understanding their challenges including context provided through psychoeducation. Clients will also gain an appreciation for their natural abilities and personality traits that are unique to them. They'll also learn new interpersonal communication skills, organizational and decision making skills and coping skills. They'll learn to challenge negative self talk and assumptions and create a comprehensive plan for self care.

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Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Empowering Perspectives serves adults throughout the state of Florida who are struggling with difficult relationships. Often clients have loved ones with personality disorders, such as narcissistic or borderline personality disorders, substance abuse issues, emotional immaturity, or other mental health diagnosis.

    Clients often need support to manage stress, anger, poor self image, addictions, and trauma.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues

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