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Counseling Specialties

Since 2005 I’ve been helping people improve their lives in a dynamic way. Whether its taking control of your anger, reducing the effect of stress in your life, or improving your relationship communication, we can work together to make a positive change in your life.

Anxiety Management and Reduction
I used to suffer from anxiety attacks myself. I used to have chest pains, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping. However, over time I have developed tried and true methods to manage my anxiety, to the point where it doesn’t bother me much at all. I’ve shared these methods with others, and as a result, I’ve helped a lot of people overcome these same things. Mostly, this has much to do with recognizing what is and what isn’t in your control. Most people who get anxious are worry about and/or trying to control things they can’t control. So they freak out about it. I help people take that energy they would normally spend freaking out about stuff, and pour it into things they can control.

The Result: more productive, less anxious people and more happy lives!

Relationship Counseling
Let’s face it. Relationships are not easy. If they were, the divorce rate wouldn’t be high, and divorce lawyers would be out of a job. I’ve had my fair share of bad relationships, and I know what its like to be cheated on. I’ve also been happily married for 6 years now, and that is still going strong! So I know, to some extent, what works and what doesn’t. In my work with people I’ve begun to understand what it is that causes them to get into the the pitfalls of relationships, mostly because I’ve had enough relationship experience to relate to these situations, and apply my training appropriately.

I also call it down the middle. If you’re looking for someone to be on your side to gang up on your spouse, that’s just not me. I do however, look at both sides of the coin, and recognize where both sides can fix the problem. If I do see where someone is going wrong, I will call it out. That unsettles some people, but I’ve found that this approach has helped more than hurt.  🙂

Parental Counseling

Working with parents on how to help them raise their kids is something I’m passionate about. Raising human beings is harder now than it has ever been in my opinion, which is why I don’t have any children myself. I know, I know, where do I get off helping parents when I’m not a parent myself? Because I can appreciate the sacrifice and dedication it takes to raise these human beings so that they don’t do anything that will cause them to die or end up in jail. This involves making good choices, and sometimes when parents are in the emotions of disciplining their children they don’t make the best choices. More often than not, a child’s behavior patterns can be the result of the cause and effect relationship between how the child acts and how the parent responds to those acts. By being an outside party, not having raised the child myself, I can think about their behavior in, well, behavioral terms, and help parents implement a strategy to help reduce the problems they’re having.

Why Would You Want To Work With Me?

Because I have 8 years of experience helping people fix their problems. I can help you fix yours to, even if you’re on the other side of the planet.

Being able to manage stress is not an easy task. I’d love to work with you in person, but let’s face it, that’s just not possible for everyone. As such, I offer online counseling (fee for service) as well as online classes. If you’d like to work with me in person, you can click the “Book Now” button.

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I don’t like to toot my own horn, so I’ll let my clients do that for me:

“Five years ago, at age 35, I decided to seek a counselor to help me with my relationship issues. I had heard it takes time to find the right counselor, but after one hour with Jim Valeri I knew I found the right man. His insight during that hour changed my life, providing clarity, relief, and self-acceptance. His advice has been indispensable to me ever since. Jim is extremely talented at his profession. He’s an amazing listener, with a sharp, quick mind. He offers immediate, practical advice to whatever issue I bring him. I always leave our sessions feeling better and more in control of my situation, eager to apply his strategies. Jim is professional, compassionate, logical, and has a great sense of humor. I don’t think it’s too far-fetched to call him a genius. I recommend him highly.” – MP, Massachusetts

Almost let a flood of worry WATER overflow my brain this morning. But I decided to dam it all. Thanks to Jim for the methodology :] – TM, Massachusetts

In case I forget, thanks for kicking butt at what you do. – RU, Massachusetts

Now you can read all this and imagine the effects our work can have on your life, or you can start working with me and actually experience it yourself. If you want help that works, instead of someone just asking you “and how do you feel about that?”, start working with me and utilize the WATER Method today!

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