Certified Peer Supporter
I am a fellow peer who has struggled with mental illness, Eating disorder, weight management, addiction, PTSD, and domestic violence. I have been in recovery for 14 years and know that having experienced life can be a valuable tool. I offer a listening ear without judgement and will encourage you in recovery and wellness. I have a good understanding about what it takes to push past the darkness to be able to fully focus on recovery. Working at self-care in any form is hard, and we all deserve to love ourselves. I have struggled with intense emotions that destroyed many positive things in my life. I have worked to better myself and develop the tools to continue to improve in life. I am compassionate and caring person with a heartfelt desire to help those struggling. I became a peer support specialist to use my experience to help others develop their own tools. I am not textbook in what I do, and I believe that everyone is unique and should never be put in a box. Each journey is different with some similar scenes. Recovery is a lifelong journey and I feel that one of the most important parts of recovery is knowing you are not alone. I am not ashamed of my story. Please join me in any of my groups or individual sessions to see if I would be a good fit to help you in your journey.
My Recovery Story
My Motivation To HelpI struggled with anxiety, depression, PTSD and suicidal ideation from a very young age. After over a 20 year battle with several suicide attempts, addiction and an eating disorder I decided I was still here for a reason. That reason was to help others. My path out of darkness opened the door for me to not only live life to the fullest but to love life and myself. My motivation to become a Peer is to help others find their light so they can experience the beauty of what they have to offer.
Eating Disorder Recovery
This group chat is for those who are in recovery from an eating disorder and their families. I am here to provide lived experience and encouragement to all who are on this journey.
Valerie's Catizone HPC Facilitator Chat Group
Hello EVERYONE, If you need a place to talk, vent, cry, laugh, or just be yourself then this is the place for you. I offer support and encouragement for Eating Disorders, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Grief and more through the group chat, support groups and individual sessions. Please message me if you have any questions. Welcome.
Family and Friends of individuals with an Eating Disorder
This chat is for anyone who is a family member or friend of someone living with or in recovery from an eating disorder. Recovery from an eating disorder is challenging, being a loved one can be just as difficult at times. This chat is a space where you can ask questions and get support. Please only join if you are family or a friend.