Valerie Vincent is currently a Graduate student in the Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) program at Fairfield University in Connecticut and will complete her academic and clinical requirements for her Master’s Degree in May 2018. She has already completed the majority of her clinical training, and has interned for at Catholic Charities – Behavioral Health in Norwalk, CT and at St Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services in Westport, CT. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies, Psychology and Education from Fairfield University.
Valerie already understood that service to the poor and the sick gave meaning to her life even before she encountered the Faith as a young adult living in Washington, DC. She converted to the Catholic Faith shortly after she got married and she is the proud mother of seven beautiful children. As a Dame of the Order of Malta, she takes to heart the mission of the Order “to defend the Catholic Faith, the Poor and the Sick” and has been very active in her parish and in the diocese of Bridgeport, CT. Valerie’s vocation to work with individuals, couples and families on relationship issues, conflictual communication, parenting challenges, and obstacles to emotional well-being and life balance in general is thus grounded in her Catholic Faith and her experience as a wife and mother.
Valerie is a native of France and is thoroughly bilingual. Therapy sessions can thus be done in English or French.