Valerie Stepnes, PsyD


Valerie pursued a career in mental health because of her desire to help others to reach their goals, find contentment in their lives, and to have an overall positive impact on the clients she works with. She has experience providing child, individual, couple, and family therapy, and specializes in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, relationship issues, divorce, blended family/co-parenting issues, adjustment issues, women’s issues, self esteem, and stress management. She uses evidence-based interventions from cognitive behavior therapy and other time-limited psychotherapies.

Originally from Sacramento, California, Valerie lived in Minnesota for several years and now lives in the Detroit area. Valerie has a passion for travel, fitness, cooking, and spending time with her husband, her new puppy Lola, and family and friends.

Alliant International University: Doctrine

What makes me unique:
What makes me unique is that I have worked in different settings including outpatient clinics, hospitals, and private practice. I’ve also worked with many diverse populations in different areas of the country. My personal and professional experiences have helped me both relate and empathize with my clients.

Why do I practice healthcare:
Practicing as a mental health clinician brings me purpose, fulfillment, and a sense of gratitude for the opportunity to be part of my clients’ journey towards wellness.