Valerie Johnson is a talented, empathetic Career Coach dedicated to helping others pursue their goals. Her journey began at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York where she obtained a degree in Journalism . This provided a strong foundation in communication and an ability to build upon her writing and interpersonal skills when conducting interviews for feature articles. Later, Valerie would go on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education and also become CACREP Accredited through Virginia Tech University. Her education would prove a valuable asset to her and lay the groundwork for a bright and rewarding future.
Valerie’s first step toward her career would come as a counseling intern for an employment center. During her time there she focused on helping individuals with job placement and career development, becoming a key player in the Virginia Initiative for Employment, not Welfare (V IEW ) Program . After successfully completing her internship, Valerie would be rewarded with a position as a Youth Counselor and Program Coordinator for the same company. In her new role, she provided guidance to low -income e college students, assisting them in their exploration of post-secondary options.
After her time as a Youth Counselor, Valerie would go on to serve as an Adjunct Professor. She taught the college success skills course, assisting students with professional development and helping prepare them for ongoing education and promising careers. Eventually, Valerie would proceed further to use her knowledge and experience to become a Career Coach for a nonprofit organization.
Valerie is without question a strong leader in her field. Her extensive experience, creativity, and ability to relate to others makes her an undeniable force of positive change in her com m unity. As a result, she will continue to push and inspire others to accom plish their goals as she continues to achieve her own.
Valerie Johnson is License as a Resident in Counseling by the Board of Counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is under direct supervision of Janell N. Johnson, LPC, ACS, WISA #0701007105 at Alive Rehab & Counseling LLC.