Biography

Valerie Dorsainvil, LCSW
Therapist

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Ms. Valerie Carmel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida.

I know the decision to begin therapy is not always an easy one. Therefore, congratulations on taking steps to improve your mental and emotional health. There are so many things to consider and finding the right therapist for YOU is at the top of the list! Allow me to describe what to expect working together will entail.

We will start by discussing what your personal goals and hopes are for our time together. Then we will develop an approach that focuses on the specific areas you have identified. This could include concerns related to life stressors, chronic illness, grief and bereavement, depression, anxiety, and overall personal development.

The clinical interventions utilized will be based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to encourage your self-awareness, address negative beliefs/thoughts, develop a plan of action, and change behaviors to achieve the best outcomes. My communication style is direct, honest, and supportive with a dash of humor. As the quintessential optimist, I believe we ALL are capable and deserving of living happy and healthy lives. Partnering with the right therapist can give you the tools and motivation to make progress towards that goal.

I have almost twenty years of experience in working with individuals and families in hospitals, behavioral health programs, and community organizations. I am a proud alum of Florida State University and Florida International University where I received my Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees, respectively. I currently hold an additional certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and am actively working on being a Certified Clinical Anxiety Professional and a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider.

I enjoy balancing my professional life by spending time at the beach, working out, and binge-watching true crime documentaries. Interested in learning how to work together? Let’s connect!

Qualifications

Education & Training

Florida State University

Ms. Dorsainvil received her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University

Florida International University

Ms. Dorsainvil earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida International University