Dr. Andersen holds a Master of Science and Doctorate of Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and is a Licensed Psychologist (Psy.D.), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF) and is certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Additional areas of clinical specialization include shame resilience, dual diagnosis, family of origin and family dynamic issues, and positive psychology.
Valerie Andersen, Psy.D. joined Coalition Recovery’s team in August 2018. As an experienced clinician, licensed psychologist, and clinical director, Dr. Val celebrates and promotes Coalition Recovery’s renowned focus on fostering clients towards leading flourishing and healthy programs of long-term recovery. Trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), The Daring Way/Rising Strong (shame resilience) and with her philosophical roots stemming from positive psychology, Dr. Val believes in the strengths and potential of every client and team member she has the opportunity to work with. She utilizes her signature strengths of curiosity, kindness, and perspective to help others identify and build upon their unique set of strengths to live within the upper reaches of their potential. Knowing the disease of addiction personally, Dr. Val is grateful for the opportunity to help young and emerging adults develop a fulfilling lifestyle of recovery.
In her role as Coalition Recovery’s Clinical Director, Dr. Andersen oversees the clinical service development and delivery, and does her part to ensure that Coalition Recovery’s culture of transparency, authenticity, and collaborative leadership are cultivated daily. Prior to joining Coalition Recovery, Dr. Andersen held a variety of leadership roles within the addiction field, to include serving within Clinical and Executive Director positions for The Right Step and Promises Austin and more recently as Clinical Director at Tranquil Shores and Mending Fences in Ocala, Florida.