Enriching Relationships That Matter Most!


Valerie Peterson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. She is also a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a National Board Certified Counselor. Valerie received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Ashland University and her Masters Degree in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary.  She is currently in private practice with Destin Counseling Center in Destin, Florida, where she specializes in issue’s men and women face, marriage and family issues, and addictions.  Valerie is also licensed therapist on staff with Canaan Recovery Foundation where she works with woman dealing with drug and alcohol addiction.

In addition to her Mental Health practice, Valerie is a conference speaker and regular guest on radio talk shows addressing current life issues. She is the co-host of “Life Issues Real Answers” airing Friday mornings at 11:00 am on 91.1 WPSM radio, Destin Florida. She is also a licensed minister, having been licensed through the International Conference of Faith Ministries. Furthermore, Valerie is an award-winning writer, recognized by Parenting Publication of America specializing in psychological, educational and health topics. Valerie is the author of four booklets; Waiting on God to Move? Six steps to get His attention, Bullyproof our Schools, Keeping Your Marriage Strong – Ten Tips for a Dynamic Marriage, and Tips for Positive Parenting. She lives in Florida with her husband Jeff. They have been married for 32 years and have three grown children and two grandchildren. Valerie and Jeff also have a passion to help with healing hurting marriages. Together they teach marriage seminars to help in the healing process.



Destin Counseling

(850) 837-9100



Waiting on God to Move?


Keeping Your Marriage Strong


Tips for Positive Parenting


Bullyproof Our Schools

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