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Christopher Valente, MSW, LMSW

Primary Therapist

Christopher Valente is the Primary Therapist at Sandstone Care Detox Center in Chantilly, VA. With a Master of Social Work from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Psychology from Saint Anselm College, Christopher brings over six years of professional experience in mental health and addiction counseling to his role.

Certified as an MSW and LMSW, Christopher employs a variety of therapeutic techniques, with a particular focus on Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. His practice is tailored to support adults and those experiencing the challenges of healthy aging, helping them navigate through their recovery with empathy and expertise.

One unique aspect of Christopher’s approach is his ability to integrate light-hearted elements into therapy, such as challenging clients to a friendly game of ping pong. This approach not only makes therapy engaging but also fosters a relaxed environment that encourages openness and connection.

Christopher is passionate about empowering his clients, motivating them to lay down the foundations for a healthier, more fulfilling life. He finds great satisfaction in witnessing the positive transformations of his clients as they regain control over their lives.

Outside the clinic, Christopher enjoys a variety of activities that keep him active and engaged. He is an avid video gamer, basketball player, and cyclist, and he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and ping pong. These hobbies provide him with a balanced lifestyle, allowing him to bring energy and enthusiasm to his therapeutic sessions.

Christopher values the time spent with his family and friends, cherishing the moments that enrich his life beyond his professional commitments. His dedication to his work, combined with his vibrant personal life and professional expertise, makes him a compassionate and effective therapist at Sandstone Care Detox Center.