Valerie Garst, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, QMHP-C


“You might not be able to change the past, but it doesn’t have
to intrude in the present or dictate your future” 



About Valerie

Hello, my name is Valerie Garst. I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Oregon and a trained EMDR therapist.   Therapy is a powerful tool for overcoming obstacles to well-being and healing trauma. It is a collaborative process and I welcome the opportunity to meet you where you are, so together we can find an approach that fits for you. Approaches I draw upon include: 

  • Attachment focused EMDR

  • Ego state and parts work

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness and compassion practices

  • Person centered

  • Strengths based

  • SoulCollage® 

SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage process that can support inner work. I became a SoulCollage® Facilitator in 2020. 

I received my Masters Degree in Counseling from Portland State University in 2003. I spent the past six years working in community mental health providing individual therapy to adults of all ages experiencing a variety of mental health challenges. 

Outside of the office you can find me exploring the beaches, mountains, trails, and natural places of our beautiful Pacific NW. At home you’ll find me playing board games, practicing yoga, or curled up with a good book and a cup of tea. 

Treatment areas that I work in include:

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • PTSD/complex trauma 

  • Stress management 

  • Self-esteem 

  • Grief and Loss 

  • Personal Growth 

  • Coping Skills 







To schedule an appointment

email our intake desk at

or call 971 270 0167


  • Adults



  • Monday-Friday

Communities supported:

  • LGBTQ+ 

  • Racial justice allied

  • Transgender 

  • People with disabilities



  • Aetna

  • Cigna

  • Moda

  • OHP Open Card

  • OHP Trillium

  • Pacificsource

  • Providence

We are currently working to add many additional insurances for Valerie