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Valerie Catizone

Certified Peer Supporter

Accepting New Connections

Willing to help others find local resources
English

About Valerie Catizone

Biography

I am a fellow peer who has struggled with mental illness, Eating disorder, weight management, addiction, PTSD, and domestic violence. I have been in recovery for 14 years and know that having experienced life can be a valuable tool. I offer a listening ear without judgement and will encourage you in recovery and wellness. I have a good understanding about what it takes to push past the darkness to be able to fully focus on recovery. Working at self-care in any form is hard, and we all deserve to love ourselves. I have struggled with intense emotions that destroyed many positive things in my life. I have worked to better myself and develop the tools to continue to improve in life. I am compassionate and caring person with a heartfelt desire to help those struggling. I became a peer support specialist to use my experience to help others develop their own tools. I am not textbook in what I do, and I believe that everyone is unique and should never be put in a box. Each journey is different with some similar scenes. Recovery is a lifelong journey and I feel that one of the most important parts of recovery is knowing you are not alone. I am not ashamed of my story. Please join me in any of my groups or individual sessions to see if I would be a good fit to help you in your journey.

Specialities

Recovery Story

My Motivation To Help

I struggled with anxiety, depression, PTSD and suicidal ideation from a very young age. After over a 20 year battle with several suicide attempts, addiction and an eating disorder I decided I was still here for a reason. That reason was to help others. My path out of darkness opened the door for me to not only live life to the fullest but to love life and myself. My motivation to become a Peer is to help others find their light so they can experience the beauty of what they have to offer.

My Chatrooms

Valerie's Catizone HPC Facilitator Chat Group

Members: 535

Hello EVERYONE, If you need a place to talk, vent, cry, laugh, or just be yourself then this is the place for you. I offer support and encouragement for Eating Disorders, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Grief and more through the group chat, support groups and individual sessions. Please message me if you have any questions. Welcome.

Eating Disorder Recovery

Members: 69

This group chat is for those who are in recovery from an eating disorder and their families. I am here to provide lived experience and encouragement to all who are on this journey.

Left Handed Thinking

Members: 28

Please contact me if you would like to learn how to become ambidextrous in your thinking.

Relationship Support

Members: 75

This group chat is designed to support anyone who has relationship struggles and would like a place to receive support and encouragement. Please feel free to join.

Upcoming meetings

Sunday, September 26
Sunday, October 03
Sunday, October 10
Sunday, October 17
Sunday, October 24
Sunday, October 31