My name is Ilene Vallance, LMSW, ACSW and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). I have over 30 years of professional experience providing mental health services and psychotherapy in the public and private sector. I have specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication skills. I enjoy working with a diverse group of adults and bring a wealth of professional experience to the table that you may find helpful in meeting your personal goals. As a therapist, I have a relaxed, nonjudgmental, and validating style. I understand the pain that can be associated with not feeling well emotionally or not feeling connected to others. I look forward to meeting you and sitting down together to talk.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801078151
Ilene Vallance's knowledge and understanding of narcissistic behavior, has really helped me deal with my own family members and how to survive this toxic environment. Helping me pull out of the cycle and feel better about the situation. She helped me look at it from the outside and release the guilt from pulling away. I deserve to be happy too!
Written on Nov 11, 2023 after therapy with Ilene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Ilene is honestly so humble and kind. She helped me overcome so much in my life and has left me with skills and words of wisdom that I will never forget. She seriously has made a huge impact on my life that I will always remember.
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with Ilene for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management
Ilene has gone above and beyond to help me become my best self! My life has changed significantly for the better since I started therapy with Ilene. I instantly felt a connection to her and I know she has my best interests at heart. I was extremely anxious starting therapy and that all went away after our first session. I am forever grateful to her!
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Ilene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ilene is a very kind and respectful therapist. I always feel more calm after talking with her.
She has the ability to understanding you as a person and the trauma you have gone through. With her understanding she helps create a safe place to come up with healing and resolutions.
I’m very happy she choose this line of work because she is such a natural.
Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Ilene for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes