Valerie Height, holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is licensed in Nebraska as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP).
Valerie has over 15 years of experience with older adults and managing aging challenges. Her primary focus over the past 6 years has been specifically in grief experiences at all ages and end of life. Valerie was a bereavement counselor for a local hospice company where she provided therapeutic grief support, facilitated support groups and completed community education events on grief and loss.
She currently works as a Social Worker for Kindred Hospice and serves as a mental health consultant and program contractor for The Collective for Hope better known as Grief’s Journey or Ted E Bear Hollow. Valerie previously served as the Program Director for Grief’s Journey and as a medical social worker in skilled nursing facilities and the hospital setting. Earlier in her career, she worked in the criminal justice, chemical dependency, and traumatic brain injury fields. Valerie believes in the power of education, equality, and empathy and that everyone deserves a safe space to find healing.