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Valerie McNicholl,

Chief Operating Officer

Valerie McNicholl


Chief Operating Officer



About Valerie McNicholl

Hi! I am Valerie, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Move Forward Counseling.

My Experience

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).  

Finding Your Way

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 and firmly believe that people heal differently and that therapy can be a means to finding your way. 

About Me

I am originally from Schenectady, NY, and I 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. 

Valerie McNicholl Availability

Valerie McNicholl is not currently a practicing Therapist and is the COO of Move Forward Counseling.

PA License #CW017894

Valerie McNicholl's Specialties

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