Valerie Larson-Howard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience providing therapy to people from all walks of life. She has a private counseling practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she has the privilege of providing a safe place for her clients to work through the hardest parts of their lives. She believes that in today’s “good vibes only” culture, it is even more important for us to embrace the hard conversations and the uncomfortable emotions.
She loves how the general public has become more aware of mental health issues and she hopes this awareness will reduce the stigma associated with mental health. Because of this, she is always looking for ways to provide accurate and useful information to a wider audience, and writing is a perfect way to do this.
The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.