Ms. Veronica Valiensi, NCC

Preferred Name: Veronica

EMDR Trainer

About Me

I am a therapist working in a small group private practice in western PA. I have over 20 years experience at the Masters level and 30+ years in the mental health field total. Throughout my career I have focused on learning about and treating PTSD. I have participated in numerous trauma-focused trainings since 1990, when I completed a 40-hour Rape Crisis Intervention training while studying at Slippery Rock University. I am currently EMDR-trained and working towards certification. I am also trained in EXRP, PE, TF-CBT. I was trained by S.A.F.E. Alternatives in treating self-injurious behavior. I was trained in basic Critical Incident Stress Management. I have familiarity with CBT, DBT, IFS. I have an interest in SE and Attachment work. I have been interested in DID since high school when I read the biography "I'm Eve" about the woman whose life inspired the movie "The Three Faces of Eve".

Education & Experience

Bachelors degree 1991, Slippery Rock University Masters degree 1996 Slippery Rock University In the mental health field since 1988

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • UnitedHealth