Laura Valentino is an Independently Licensed Social Worker with a supervisory designation by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and her Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University.
Aside from being the Clinical Director for the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, Laura owns and operates a mental health private practice located in Hilliard, Ohio, where she specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, as well as assisting individuals manage or overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and grief. She also has extensive experience assisting families in acquiring effective parenting skills and techniques. She also co-owns a continuing education company called L&M Professional Training where she creates and presents trainings to mental health professionals throughout Ohio.
Laura has also served as the Assistant Clinical Director of a local group private practice and has been previously employed by the Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts, Catholic Social Services and St. Vincent Family Center, providing her experience with a large range of populations.
In her free time, Laura enjoys reading, gardening (indoors and out), listening to podcasts, attempting to be crafty, trying out new restaurants and spending time with her family. She and her husband Michael have two children, Vincent (“Vinny”) and Vera.