Valentina Zuman VERANI, LMHC, MFT, RYT

about

My experience in working with Individuals and Couples dates back to the  1990's.  I knew early on that working as a counselor felt natural, as if this was my calling.  I obtained my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Family Systems Healthcare from Nova Southeastern University.  I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in a counseling capacity for over 15 years.  In 2009, I became a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yogaworks.  Today, I utilize Yoga Therapy as needed to teach body-mind awareness to my clients as a positive and alternative relaxation coping skill.


My expert advice has been featured in Boston Magazine and Dr. Oz's The Good Life Magazine. Utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques and a multidisciplinary approach, I implement a range of modalities which include: client centered therapy, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, expressive therapy, experiential and integrative therapy, spiritual counseling,  yoga and stress management, cognitive behavioral therapy, BASIC (Behavioral and Affective Skills in Coping), family systems, couples counseling, and life coaching. 

I've worked with many different populations in outpatient clinical practice across the United States. Being bilingual and bicultural has made me sensitive to the complexities of an ever-increasing multicultural world.  One of my most memorable experiences was working in South Central Los Angeles.  It taught me about the different socio-economic and environmental factors that contribute to an individual's life.   My personal and professional background has given me a respect, sensitivity, and curiosity for all ethnicities, cultures, religions, and philosophies.  I have learned that there are more similarities than there are differences among us.

On any given weekend you’re likely to find me digging my toes in the sand with my husband Tony and our two kids;  coordinating playdates with my friends of nearly 30 years and our children; or nestled up to my favorite book on my old-school Kindle.