Valerie Martin, LMSW, is a therapist, coach, and blogger at Waking Up in Wonder. As a Primary Therapist at The Ranch residential treatment center, Valerie works daily with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and co-occurring mental health issues.
With a personal history of eating disorder recovery, she is passionate about helping women reconnect to their potential for a rich and meaningful life in recovery from destructive addictions and attachments. Valerie focuses on a holistic treatment approach to integrate mind, body and spirit, using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic and bioenergetic therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodrama, 12-step, shame resilience, and spiritual exploration. She is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate. Valerie received her MS in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas in Austin.