Valerie Horton


About Me

Hello! My name is Valerie Horton. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor and licensed independent chemical dependency counselor licensed in the state of Ohio with 15 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, private practice, addiction treatment facilities as well as managed care. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of diagnosis such as major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, chemical dependency as well as life stressors, grief, infertility, and post partum depression. I also have personal experience with autism spectrum disorder and parenting. Throughout my experience I have enjoyed incorporating a faith-based prospective to the therapeutic relationship. I think praying with my clients and asking for divine intervention to lead us is a powerful tool.

My therapeutic style is person centered, solution focused. I find motivational interviewing to be an excellent strategy when clients feel stuck, and are looking for next steps. I believe in treating everyone with respect and kindness. I believe its most important to be kind to yourself throughout the therapeutic process and I encourage active reflection. I believe the most important technique in therapy is building a solid rapport with the client, to fully listen and hear what they are looking for, and act as a guide throughout the process. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

Finally, I want to congratulate you for reaching out and looking for help. I know it is not easy. By working together I believe we will be able to find the answers you are looking for. I look forward to meeting you and walking with you on your path.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPCC #E.1000587-SUPV (Expires: 2022-06-18)


Written by S.A. on Jun 02, 2021 after counseling with Valerie for 3 months

Meeting with Valerie was very helpful and her communication style was straightforward, positive, and forward looking. She was encouraging and thoughtful with her feedback and provided clear next steps to tackle whatever situation you were facing. Most importantly, she really cares for her clients and remains invested in your well-being.

Written by C.H. on Mar 11, 2021 after counseling with Valerie for 3 weeks

She really listened and gave me great advice for the future!