"There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." -L. Cohen

Who I Am

Biography & Experience

I have been in the field of mental health since 1987, earning a Master's degree with honors in Social Work from the University of Michigan.    I practiced for 27 years with Appleton Psychiatric and  Counseling Center before opening my own practice. 

I live in Appleton, Wisconsin with my husband of 37 years, have two beautiful daughters and two spectacular grandchildren

My Mission

Throughout my career, my focus has been to empower individuals to find their own personal balance and come to a place of self-acceptance through awareness of inner-strengths. 

Areas of Expertise

Addiction (alcohol, eating, gambling, shopping)

Anger Management



Bipolar Disorder


Grief, Loss & Life Changes

Relationships (Couples, Parenting, & Family)

Sexual Identity

Stress & Related Disorders

Trauma (Brain Spotting & Brain-Based Therapy)

Contact Me

Valerie Hamilton Psychotherapist

The Edison Center, 101 W. Edison Ave. Suite 113, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915



Mon-Thurs: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Extended hours by appointment

Set up an appointment or send a message to: therapybalanced@gmail.com