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Valerie Akerson, MSW, LCSW has spent her social work career in a hospital setting. For the past ten years, her focus has been on maternal mental health; specifically working with women with high risk pregnancies due to a congenital anomaly identified in their baby during pregnancy. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders are her focus, along with postpartum PTSD and Birth Trauma.
Valerie is a Heartland PMAD Approved Provider and utilizes mindfulness and distraction techniques as a way to focus on self-care and empowerment. Valerie uses a strengths based approach to assist in coping with these challenges and in turn improving their life and ability to cope with future stressors.