Lisa-Stephanie Valme, MS, MA Counseling & Art Therapy Intern

Counseling/Art Therapy Intern

You may feel unseen or unheard and are seeking to work through complicated situations or emotions. In times of uncertainties, unrest, and societal difficulties, I am committed to assisting you in bringing forth your strengths and in valuing your holistic self.

I am a licensed Art Teacher and a Clinical Counseling/Art Therapy Intern who has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and young adults in hospital, school, and community mental health settings. I speak English, French, Haitian Creole, and Spanish, and I am passionate about working with people from different intersectional backgrounds. As an immigrant myself, I value different unique perspectives and cultures. I am also a fierce advocate for overlapping social identities and oppressed communities. I strongly believe in the power of solidarity and feeling understood while overcoming and dismantling systemic stressors.

I encourage embracing our genuine selves and am passionate about reclaiming our narratives. My practice emphasizes collaboration and open communication that centers around your experiences. I also love incorporating creative arts, hip-hop, and spoken word into our therapy sessions in order to allow you to express your most authentic self and feel empowered.

Lisa-Stephanie speaks English, French, Haitian, Creole, and Spanish.

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