Valerie Linet, LCSW has two decades of experience in the mental health field as a clinical social worker, group leader, and trauma therapist. In addition to a traditional background in psychotherapy, she has expertise in holistic mind-body treatments, including Somatic Experiencing (SE) and EMDR. SE is highly effective in healing trauma through encouraging awareness of a felt sense of embodied experiences, rather than relying on exploration of thoughts and emotions alone. Valerie is a Senior Training Assistant with Somatic Experiencing International, where she helps teach the next generation of SE practitioners.
Valerie has a strong personal investment in supporting front-line workers who care for people with mental illness and substance abuse, as these issues have impacted her own family. She is a Senior Student in the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism and has 25 years of formal training in mindfulness and meditation, which deeply informs her therapy practice. She has worked in a wide variety of settings including: agencies serving people with HIV/AIDS, a hospital-based cancer support program, a rape crisis center, and college counseling services. A published poet and enthusiastic organic gardener, Valerie maintains a private practice in the Mid-Hudson Valley and online.
Events with Valerie Linet, LCSW
November 2 - 4, 2022
A DHARMAKAYA CENTER STILL PROGRAM Offered in Gratitude to Frontline Workers in the Opioid and Overdose Crisis A training and retreat opportunity open to any professional who has had direct experience witnessing, supporting, or offering direct intervention and services to people suffering from addiction, especially as it pertains to the epidemic of overdose casualties. Organized by our presenters and funded in part by the Trisong Foundation, private donors, and the generous in-kind contributions of our colleagues As a community—and as a nation—we are being overwhelmed by the opioid and overdose crisis. For those who witness the impact firsthand, the statistics…