Valyncia N. Graham holds many titles including Therapist, Minister, Speaker and Author. Valyncia is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is the Owner and Lead Clinician and Unstuck Counseling Services in Columbia, Md. She is the author of the book entitled “So You Want to be Married – Maybe You’re the Reason You’re Not.” Valyncia holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health and Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College. Valyncia has experience working in therapeutic settings with victims and perpetrators of Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence, Community Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Partial Hospitalization, Eating Disorders, and Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital within the Department of Corrections.
Valyncia has a passion for helping her clients overcome their hurts and help them to create new experiences in the context of a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship. Valyncia is able to partner with her clients on a journey of healing by using a 5 step approach to freedom:
- Telling the whole truth about what is.
- Accept what has/has not happened.
- Grieve the loss. All of it.
- Define/redefine your boundaries.
- Take risks by making a different choice.
Fun facts about Valyncia: she loves soul R&B music. Some of her favorites are Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Anita Baker. She loves Thai food, frozen pizza, gummy worms, and movie theater popcorn. She believes Prince was a better artist than Michael Jackson and will debate you on the topic. She is proud to be a 4th generation Washingtonian which automatically makes her a die-hard fan of that burgundy and gold. She is the 2nd born of 4 siblings but of course she is the mother of them all.