Val Walker MS
Val Walker received her MS in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a rehabilitation consultant and contributing blogger for Psychology Today. She has led support groups for twenty-four years for people living with chronic illness, grief, and trauma, and speaks throughout New England on topics including how to comfort people in distress, breaking through isolation, and building social support after loss. Her first book, The Art of Comforting (Penguin/Random House, 2010) won the Nautilus Book Award and was recommended by the Boston Health Commission as a guide for families impacted by the Boston Marathon Bombing. Keep up with Val at www.valwalkerauthor.com.