Vali has worked professionally in the mental health field for her entire adult life. Her background in drug and alcohol treatment, serving at risk youth, and working as a family therapist, eventually lead her to her current position of School Counselor at Woodstock Union Middle and High School. For the past 21 years, Vali has been supporting the emotional and social health of her students to ensure that they are able to access their education, and develop and achieve their life goals.
Vali has a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont, and an M.A. in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University. Born and raised in New England, Vali met her husband while “ski bumming” in Telluride, Colorado. From there they lived in Boulder, Los Angeles and Seattle, before returning to Vermont to raise their two children in the green hills of Vermont. Vali enjoys Alpine and Nordic Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Gardening and generally being outdoors as much as possible.