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Valery Shuman, MAAT, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Chicago IL
I specialize in working with people who want to examine their relationships with themselves, with others, and with substances. I work from a harm reduction framework that is nonjudgmental about substance use or other stigmatized behaviors, and focused on exploring the benefits and costs of those behaviors in order to reduce harms and maximize benefits. I believe that relationship is the vehicle for change and focuses on the development of a respectful, collaborative relationship with therapy clients. I also offer psychedelic integration and pre- and post-ritual counseling, helping people to leverage various modes of expression to share and make sense of their experiences of non ordinary states of consciousness and to walk them meaningfully into their daily lives. Together we will weave the insights from your experience into the tapestry of your life. Using metaphor, exploring connections, and navigating liminal spaces allows us to become the architects of our lives.
Valery is a licensed clinical professional counselor and board certified registered art therapist, specializing in working with people who want to examine their relationships with themselves, with others, and with substances. Valery works from a harm reduction framework that is nonjudgmental about substance use or other stigmatized behaviors, and focused on exploring the benefits and costs of those behaviors in order to reduce harms and maximize benefits. She believes that relationship is the vehicle for change and focuses on the development of a respectful, collaborative relationship with therapy clients. Valery also offers psychedelic integration and pre- and post-ritual counseling, helping people to leverage various modes of expression to share and make sense of their experiences of non ordinary states of consciousness and to walk them meaningfully into their daily lives. Together we will weave the insights from your experience into the tapestry of your life. Using metaphor, exploring connections, and navigating liminal spaces allows us to become the architects of our lives.