Valerie Akerson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri

Valerie Akerson, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C

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I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified perinatal mental health therapist devoted to assisting individuals in the perinatal period that encounter any mood or anxiety symptoms.

I have been in the world of perinatal mental health for over ten years. This time in life is very life-changing and that can bring many things(good and bad) to the surface. I am in private practice to help individuals process any stressors or challenges along the way. By working together, the goal is to empower you to be able to handle future stressors as well. I have worked with individuals with high risk pregnancies, fetal anomalies, NICU stays, birth trauma, perinatal/infant loss, birth PTSD, postpartum depression and anxiety to name a few. I myself experienced several of these things and enjoy helping people find inner strength they maybe did not even know they had.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Grief & Loss
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness

Community Specialties

  • Single Parents

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$130.00 - $130.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
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Anthem
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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Cigna
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United Healthcare
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Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
2
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
2020023568
Missouri
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
149.024085
Illinois
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Certified Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C)
Postpartum Support International
2020
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Washington University-St. Louis, Missouri
MSW
2000