Valerie Duff

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My Biography

Valerie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She works closely with SIU School of Medicine’s Department for Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders and specializes in working with people who have concerns about their memory. She received her master’s in social work from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and currently lives in Fenton, MO. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with her family, vacationing and being outdoors.

My Education and Credentials

LCSW in Illinois

MSW – University of Illinois

Providing services in:


I’m available:

In-Person Only

I work with:

Adults and Geriatrics

I do:

Individual, Couples / Marital Counseling, Group Therapy

My Approach to Counseling

I focus on the client first. I start where you are, and we grow and learn together. You have to know yourself, before real change can happen.

My Areas of Focus

  • Abuse (Physical, Sexual)
  • Adoption Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Case Management
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
  • Crisis Respite
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Ethnic Issues
  • Evaluation and Management – Mental Health
  • Foster Care
  • Gender-Identity Issues
  • Grief / Bereavement
  • Health and Behavioral Assessment and Intervention
  • Long Term Care
  • Medical Illness / Disease Management
  • Military / Veterans Treatment
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nursing Home Visits
  • Parent Support and Training
  • Parenting Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • PTSD
  • Psychotic / Schizophrenic Disorders
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Youth Support

My Professional Experience 

Clinical experience with dementia and Alzheimer’s testing.