Valerie is an assistant professor at Lesley University in the Expressive Therapies program where she coordinates the dance/movement therapy specialization. She is a member of the ADTA Educators Committee, along with multiple task forces. Her research focuses on pedagogy and educational theory in dance/movement therapist including her dissertation entitled, The Dance Of Becoming: DMT Pedagogy in the U.S.
Valerie has a private practice specializing in work with children and families. Her other clinical experiences include inpatient psychiatric work, community work, and clinician trainings both in the US and internationally.