VALERIE SMITH WRIGHT | Psychotherapy in Oak Park



I create a gentle, motivational environment to help clients work on anxiety, stress, depression, grief, trust difficulties, abuse/trauma, as well as career and life transitions.

My style is warm and supportive. I believe humor is ESSENTIAL to relieve tension, break out of negative thinking and make the therapy process more enjoyable.

Addiction Treatment

I have specialized experience in working with many different forms of addiction – drug, alcohol, food, gambling, sex and codependency.

I work on both the compulsive behaviors as well as the underlying grief, anxiety, depression, abuse (sexual, emotional, physical) and other complicating issues.

I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) in Illinois, providing 4,000 hours of supervised addiction counseling.

Eating Disorder Counseling

I provide eating disorder treatment for anorexia, bulimia, compulsive binge eating and compulsive exercise.

Marriage & Couples Counseling

I have worked helped to repair many marriages and relationships that have been damaged by the effects of addiction as well as infidelity or communication problems. I help couples reduce pain and rebuild the love & connection that feels like it is gone. I help couples to achieve a deeper connection than prior to the crisis.

Education & Formal Experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois – which essentially means I have a Masters Degree, I have passed multiple licensing exams, and am approved to bill third party insurance payers.

I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Specialization) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

I also completed a ┬áMaster of Education in Curriculum & Instruction and a Bachelor of Arts in English – both from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Phone: 708-445-7993 115 Oak Park Ave, Suite 203 Oak Park, IL 60301