About Me


After years of working in traditional mental health settings, I quickly recognized that there was a good percentage of patients who needed an integrative approach.  Many needed relational treatment to repair relational, psychobiological, and developmental issues. 

Healing from trauma, be it big or small, is possible, and together we work to “re-awaken” the body's natural and inherent ability to heal.


Valerie Candela

 Credentials:  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (CT License #3488), NARM Therapist (in training), Certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP) & certified in Kathy Kain's Somatic Experiencing touch work; Nationally Certified and licensed in Massage and Bodywork (LMT) (CT License #3543); Certified Craniosacral therapist (CST);  Licensed Masters in Social Work (LMSW) (NY License #076243); Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Ordained Minister (non-denominational) (OD). 

Valerie is an active member of the American Counseling Association.

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