Valerie Smith Wright

Licensed Clincial Professional Counselor

Valerie Smith Wright

Licensed Clincial Professional Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

715 Lake Street
Suite 910
Oak Park, Illinois 60301

My Approach to Helping

I provide a warm, encouraging environment to make positive life changes. I have over 10 years of experience treating addictions of all kinds (alcohol, drugs, codependency, eating disorders, spending, sex).

More Info About My Practice

I am in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. I also have a sliding scale for those who need it.

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

I have specialized experience helping individuals, couples and families with issues relating to communication, infidelityaffair recovery, addictions (drug, alcohol, gambling, sex, food), eating disorders and anger management.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love being able to support individuals and families to find relief from whatever form of pain they are experiencing. After the immediate pain has subsided, I enjoy assisting people in continuing to gain self-awareness and creating happier, healthier lives for themselves.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    People & their families struggling with compulsive behaviors of all kinds including eating disorders and self-harm.
    Marriage and couples, including recovery from infidelity.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Hoarding
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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