Valerie Larocque MSW,RSW

Registered Social Worker / Psychotherapist

Virtual, Phone, In-person (coming soon)

Daytime, Evenings, Weekends

English, French

Valerie brings a wealth of experience (over 25 years) to the therapy session. Her calm, welcoming demeanor helps clients feel at ease expressing and sharing their biggest fears, hopes, and dreams. Valerie has experience using a variety of modalities to treat an array of presenting concerns, including depression, low mood, anxiety, and stress. Valerie provides a person-centered approach and strength-based treatment to people of all ages, including children, teens and adults, as well as couples. She is skilled in connecting with people who present with a range of transitional experiences, including relationship changes, loss, and aging. Valerie draws from various therapeutic modalities, including Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Barkley Model – ODD) and follows the Gottman Institute Model when working with couples. Valerie encourages her clients to explore ideas for personal growth, areas of change, and improved coping.

Valerie's Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship challenges
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Changes & Aging
  • Goal setting & Career
  • Communication Skills
  • Family Therapy
  • Child and Youth Therapy
  • Parenting
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Panic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship challenges
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Changes & Aging
  • Goal setting & Career
  • Communication Skills
  • Family Therapy
  • Child and Youth Therapy
  • Parenting
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Panic Disorder

Therapy Modalities:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Barkley Model - ODD)
  • Gottman Institute Model
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Barkley Model - ODD)
  • Gottman Institute Model

Training & Experience

  • Family Mediator – York University
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work – Laurentian University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work – Laurentian University
  • Child and Youth Worker – Cambrian College
  • Level One Couple Counselling – The Gottman Institute
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate
  • Motivational Interviewing Training
  • Acceptance and Compassion Therapy
  • Solution Focus Brief Therapy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Training
  • Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA)
  • Mindfulness Training (M.A.S.T)