Dealing with low sexual desire?
Fighting jealousy or insecurity?
Considering an open relationship?
Need help talking about sex or trauma?
I didn't think we'd ever get back to feeling normal about each other, much less have sex again, but somehow Valerie helped us talk things through and rediscover each other.
Hi I'm Valerie!
Sex therapist, coach, and founder of RISE
I became a therapist to help people rise out of sexual trauma—like how my therapist helped me.
For many years I practiced as a social worker and sex therapist in Richmond, Virginia...
Then came RISE, a true Covid baby! I launched the Institute in 2020 when everything moved online, to offer a wider array of services beyond sex therapy and beyond Virginia.
At RISE we're all about empathy, education, and effective practices—we're not stuck on one system or modality: we work with you to find the right solution to your goals.
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