Valerie is a Texas transplant who has relocated to Washington State to work at KWC. Her passion for working in mental health led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Following her undergraduate degree she went on to receive her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Her previous work experience also includes working at a psychiatric clinic where she worked within the advanced therapeutics department. These therapies included TMS, ketamine, Spravato, and brexanolone. Valerie feels that utilizing alternative therapies is essential for the advancement of psychiatric services. In her spare time she enjoys learning new crafts, watching motorsports, and spending time with her pets.