Valerie Akerson, LCSW, MSW
Valerie Akerson
LCSW, MSW
Valerie Akerson, LCSW, MSW

Valerie Akerson

LCSW, MSW
General Information
Online & In-Person Sessions
Female
White/Caucasian

Bio

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.

Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Chronic Illness & Medical Issues
  • Crisis Management
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • PTSD
Additional Specialties
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
Treatment Approaches
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Types of Service
  • Individual
Age Groups
  • Adult

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.

Qualifications
License Number: 2020023568
Type: LCSW
State: Missouri
Experience:
0 years

Languages:
English
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