Valerie Labelle-Savard, BSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker – Bilingual Services

Hi, I’m Valerie (she/her/elle)

I enjoy helping to empower clients to recognize their inner strength and resiliency. I work with adults and adolescents experiencing: anxiety, depression, anger, or trauma, as well as support clients with self-development, strengthening self-esteem, and fostering a healthy relationship with yourself and others, including learning about boundary-setting, communication, conflict resolution, or fostering healthy attachment.

As a trained trauma therapist, I am passionate about helping clients process through trauma, while incorporating tools to help calm the nervous system, and create new mind-body connections. I also help clients with regulating intense emotions and tolerating distress. I specialize in supporting individuals who have experienced domestic violence, abuse, assault, neglect, as well as relational or intergenerational trauma.

I utilize client-centered, evidenced-based therapies and always tailor services to meet your individual needs. In therapy, I may draw from various therapeutic techniques, including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Therapy and Inner Child Work. I also have training in working with male survivors of sexual assault, anger management, and the Integrated Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM).

I enjoy providing guidance and empathetic support to clients along their healing journey through life’s challenges, and aim to provide a safe, comfortable experience for all clients.

I can help bring clarity to the challenges you’re facing by helping you gain a deeper understanding of the thoughts, emotions and behaviours you may be struggling with.

Val, can you please introduce yourself?

Val, why are you passionate about working with clients experiencing trauma?

Val, why do you LOVE being a therapist?