Valerie Moreno-Tucker PhD, LCPC, CRC
United Health Care
Valerie (she, her) is a PhD, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who has worked with individuals with acquired, chronic, developmental and mental health diagnoses for 20 years.
She approaches counseling from a collaborative, person-centered approach that honors the complexity of identity (ethnicity, gender, disability, language, sexual orientation, and any other factors that relate to an individual's personal, societal and cultural experiences). She utilizes an integrative approach that incorporates mindfulness and body awareness.
Valerie works with college students and young adults, those new to counseling/therapy, parents of a child with a disability and/or mental health diagnosis, persons who have experienced trauma or adverse childhood experiences and neurodiverse individuals.
Valerie holds a Certificate of Graduate Study in Trauma Informed Counseling, is EMDR trained, proficient in American Sign Language and is a devoted LGBTQ+ ally.
Along with providing clinical counseling services, Valerie is an affiliate faculty in Northwestern University's Counseling@Northwestern Master's program and an instructor of counseling skills in the Rehabilitation & Disability Services Department at Northern Illinois University.