About vERONICA vALIENSI
Licensed Professional Counselor
Hi! I’m Veronica, an outpatient therapist at Angelus. Thank you for considering me for your counseling journey. You are an individual, who has their own learning styles, comfort levels and life experiences. You need your treatment to shape itself around finding what works best for you to help you get through whatever stress, trauma, or symptom that is are blocking your path and causing havoc in your life. I fully believe that the counseling process is not a cookie cutter approach and we have to find the best mix of support and approaches to help you move forward in your life.
I love learning and am constantly working on enhancing my clinical skills so that I can provide my clients with personalized care that is tailored to their needs, learning styles, and comfort levels. I have spent my career cultivating my skills and knowledge base so that your journey through counseling can be smoother, less stressful, and more successful. Getting you to your end destination with as pot holes and windy roads as possible.
Why Work With Me?
I am passionate about helping my clients build and strengthen the skills that will allow them to live healthier, happier lives. My main area of focus is PTSD/trauma therapy, but I also love working with depression and anxiety. My approaches to therapy include helping my clients learn assertive communication, how to change unhealthy thought patterns (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/CBT), teaching my clients how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate emotions and improve relationships (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy/DBT).
I have helped clients manage OCD through the use of Exposure Therapy and have been utilizing EMDR as a trauma treatment tool for the last 20 years, seeing amazing outcomes and gains with my clients during that time.
Availability & Scheduling:
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions most of our counseling sessions are currently being conducted using our secure online video based platform. This is a convienent and effective way to start your counseling experience. If you need in person sessions though please let us know.
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:00 AM -6:00 PM
- 143 E Wallace Ave, New Castle, PA 16101
Coverage: I’m currently in network with UPMC, Highmark/ BCBS, United/Optum, & Aetna Commercial Plans. Also accepting Apostrophe, several EAPs, and able to utilize several out of network plans!
*Unfortunately I am Not able to accept any Medicare or Medical Assistance based plans such as UPMC 4 you or Aetna Better Health.
Have a different insurance? Call us at 724-654-9555 to ask us about using your out of network benefits
Fun Facts about me:
I am a bit of a nerd who loves learning from others. In my off-time, I enjoy yoga, dance, music, reading, writing, movies/tv, nature, pets, travel, and keeping Amazon in business!