Valerie Tobia, LICSW, MPH

Director of Counseling & Health Services

Valerie is a graduate of Wheaton College and was happy to return to campus as the Director of Counseling and Health Services in fall 2016.  As Director, Valerie oversees all aspects of the Counseling Center and Student Health Services including programming, outreach, service provision, and training.  Valerie also works with the greater Wheaton community to provide support, education and strategic planning to promote and build sustainable wellness on campus. As a Public Health Social Worker, Valerie believes in prevention, helping all people find feasible ways to integrate wellness practices into their lives, and individualized therapy targeted at helping people uncover their strength, truth, and sense of balance.

Prior to returning to Wheaton, Valerie obtained her Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health degrees from Boston University and has worked in hospitals and community-based programs focused on providing services to under-served populations impacted by health disparities. Valerie specializes in trauma, adolescent, young adult health and maternal and child health.  When not on campus, Valerie likes to cook, travel, spend time with friends and learn about new cultures, history, and people.