Valerie Luxon, Psy.D joined Inner Door Center in March of 2015 as the Clinical Program Director. Valerie graduated from Illinois School of Professional Psychology and as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families since 2003.
When asked about why she chose to be a psychologist, Valerie explained that she has always been intrigued by the multiple layers and complexity of mental health. She wants to be able to help other people back those layers and create a better quality of life.
Originally from Michigan, Valerie moved back home from Chicago, IL where she previously worked at Alexian Brothers Health System, for the opportunity to work at Inner Door Center. Although she enjoyed her time at Alexian Brothers Health System, she spoke about how much she enjoys working at Inner Door Center because of the flexibility and creativity the center gives that makes it more beneficial for the staff and the clients.
Inner Door Center’s yoga based center and Valerie’s long going passion for working with eating disorders is what made the choice of wanting to work at Inner Door Center an easy one. Every day at her job is different; Valerie sees patients, works with administrative development, conducts assessments with clients and develops new programs and trainings. Her favorite part of the job would be interacting with the clients, seeing the progress they are making and creating new ideas for programs Inner Door Center.
Valerie is right where she wants to be with her career. She really enjoys her job and everything she does and her focus now is to keep moving forward with community outreach programs, workshops and new trainings. The last thing that Valerie was asked in her interview was who inspires you the most and she stated beautifully “Watching the clients I work with persevere through difficult life challenges to find inner acceptance and knowing that they have allowed me to be a part of that journey is really inspiring. I gain so much strength from so many of the clients I work with. It truly is just as beneficial to me.”
If you would like to learn more about our staff at the Inner Door Center, please visit our website at www.innerdoorcenter.com. For more information on Inner Door Center and our treatment programs, please contact us at 248-336-2868.