Valerie McManus

LCSW-C & Intuitive Psychotherapist

Valerie McManus

LCSW-C & Intuitive Psychotherapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-C
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Fees range from $90-$175
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


3525 Ellicott Mills Drive
Suite N--Mindful Wei
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

My Approach to Helping

Is it sometimes a struggle to find contentment and security?
Has everyday life become more often depleting then energizing?
Do you sometimes feel off course or misaligned?
Do you seldom feel deeply understood?

You can feel better.
We live in a culture that, at times, has a toxic impact on our emotional well-being. Further, few of us have been taught the skills or offered the tools to better navigate our worlds and more deeply connect with our own highest wisdom. It's understandable then, to find ourselves struggling. But there is a way to finding greater balance and peace.

Through the Radiant Living System, clients are offered the techniques, tools and support needed to reduce suffering and increase well-being.
The steps involved will allow us to:

* Clarify your vision for living your best, most radiant & purposeful life
* Identify emotional & psychological blocks currently inhibiting this vision
* Become familiar with the blocks from various perspectives
* Explore an array of techniques to facilitate coping while expediting healing
* Extend your own personal growth and intuitive awareness

More Info About My Practice

As an intuitive psychotherapist, my work offers a balance between traditional talk therapy technique & skill and a much deeper and attuned listening. Conscious intuitive ability is the natural result of a this listening to our most sacred selves. Despite the universal presence of our intuitive wisdom, it can be difficult for many of us to access or recognize.

Intuitive Therapy can help clients expedite healing by bringing unconscious information to the conscious mind. Through optional supportive energy techniques (Emotional Freedom Technique, Breath work, Body Awareness, use of Expressive Arts), clients are invited to more fully honor their own inner-awareness.

Please visit my website for rates and scheduling.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My specialty areas include Postpartum Disorder diagnosis and treatment, parenting adjustment, parenting challenges, grief & loss, depression & anxiety, and those struggling with a general sense of lost direction. Call me for a free consultation and let's see how I might support you on your journey. 410-465-8687 or

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    My areas of specialty include postpartum disorders, adjusting to parenthood and parenting issues. I especially enjoy working with those looking for new inspiration in their lives, those feeling confused, lost, depressed/anxious, and needing a renewed sense of self-discovery.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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