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LAURA VALENTINO, LISW-S

(she/her/hers)

Laura Valentino is an Independently Licensed Social Worker with a supervisory designation by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and her Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University.


Laura specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, as well as assisting individuals manage or overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and grief. She also has extensive experience assisting families in acquiring effective parenting skills and techniques.


Laura is certified the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) in EMDR and is also an Approved Consultant. She is also trained in and utilizes several other evidence-based interventions such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Progressive Counting, and Child Parent Relationship Therapy.


She believes in a client-centered approach to treatment in which a partnership is created in the therapeutic relationship. Laura creates a space in which clients feel welcomed, safe, and cared for during sessions. She believes strongly in the importance of respect and kindness and welcomes individuals and families of all cultures, races, spiritualities, ages, sexual orientations and genders. Laura is proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ community.


Most recently, Laura served as the Assistant Clinical Director of a local group private practice. Prior to this role, Laura worked for the Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts, Catholic Social Services and St. Vincent Family Center providing her experience with a large range of populations.


In her free time, Laura enjoys listening to podcasts, gardening, reading, trying out new restaurants and spending time with her family. She and her partner Michael have two children, Vincent (“Vinny”) and Vera.

TO CONTACT LAURA:

Email: Laura@valentinocounseling.com

Location: 3913 Berry Leaf Lane, Hilliard OH