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  • Valerie McNicholl, LCSW (she/her)

    Hi! I am Valerie, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Move Forward Counseling.  I have almost 20 years of experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager of programs in community mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.  I approach therapy from a strengths-based perspective and use a variety of interventions from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).  

    I enjoy working with a diverse group of people struggling with mental health issues, recovering from addictions, or struggling with specific life stressors.  I strongly firmly that people heal in different ways and that therapy can be a means to finding your way.  

    I am originally from Schenectady, NY, and moved to Pennsylvania in 2013.  I received my undergraduate degree at Syracuse University and my graduate degree from the State University of New York.  When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, including my two dogs, Hugo and Addie.   

    PA License #CW017894

    Valerie is available to provide telehealth sessions to anyone living in the state of Pennsylvania.