Valerie Spironello has been a social worker for over 25 years working in a variety of settings including wellness counselling, health care, palliative care, family therapy, child welfare, family violence. Throughout her career, Valerie recognized the importance of addressing challenges holistically. She uses and teaches mindfulness in her clinical practice.
Valerie is an Assistant Professor (PT) with the Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, teaching and providing counselling for health-care providers, medical students and residents with an emphasis on developing self-care and work-life balance. She provides ongoing workshops and support to child welfare agencies as well as other social service groups. In addition to working with CF Solutions, Valerie also runs a Hamilton based private practice, Choose Wellness, working to help others to improve their well-being.