Valerie Wells, CADC
As a Certified Alcohol + Drug Counselor (CADC), Valerie works with clients (immediate/extended family members and others) who are in relationships with someone who struggles with substance use/abuse/dependency. She works with clients from a strengths-based perspective. Clients create individual plans to facilitate healthy relationships with the addict in their lives. Clients also develop their own plan for self-care. Valerie assists clients to focus on co-dependent/enabling behaviors. Ultimately, changing their behaviors improves their quality of life
Valerie's practical background includes 14 years experience working with families of addicts. Her experience includes co-facilitating groups at Bridgeway Behavioral Health--Outpatient and After Care and Assisted Recovery Centers of America (ARCA). She has experience working with a variety of populations as well as different recovery treatment approaches.
B.S.Ed - Bachelor of Science in Education
Associates in Applied Sciences
Certificate of Proficiency in Addiction Studies
Additional trainings include Stages of Change, Group Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, and a variety of workshops pertaining to addiction issues.
Valerie is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Missouri.
Valerie strives to make her services affordable. She accepts private pay where the fee is determined using a sliding scale based on income. She accepts cash, checks, credit cards, and flex-spending cards, which allows affordability for her services. Paperwork is available upon request for reimbursement of services.