Sarah Kate  Valatka
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Sarah Kate Valatka


Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, CEDS
Virginia Waitlist Online
Blacksburg Waitlist In-person
Updated August 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Domestic violence
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • Women's issues
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Sarah Kate's focus is late adolescents, college aged individuals, & adults who experience issues with relationships, gender based violence (ie:sexual assault, relationship violence), body image & disordered eating. Sarah Kate is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She has extensive experience working with issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief.

Therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment, and your work with Sarah Kate will be as unique as your own personality. That said, Sarah Kate would like to share a few core values that inform her style as a counselor.

Autonomy is a word often used to describe nations or states that are free to self-govern. When it comes to your life and relationships, Sarah Kate believes in your right to make your own choices for yourself and your body. In therapy, you'll work with Sarah Kate on identifying your true values and boundaries so that you can confidently reinforce them with others.

You may have heard that one of the greatest predictors of success in therapy is the strength of the relationship between you and your therapist. Sarah Kate values open and honest communication, which means that she promises to be authentic with you and will help you practice being authentic with her. Sarah Kate hopes that practicing these skills in therapy will trickle out into your other relationships, and help you continue to find security and strength in them as you grow.

Beginning to share your fears and dreams with a relative stranger is no small feat. For every one of my clients, Sarah Kate honors that you’ve taken a risk by calling and coming to therapy. It takes courage to be vulnerable and dare to create change in your life. She grounds herself in remembering this during every session, so that she can both support you and challenge you with respect.

Message to clients

I'm glad you are here. Life is hard enough with out beating yourself up and telling yourself you suck as a person, friend, partner, parent, child, employee, and on, and on. It's important to find space to give your mind a break from the negative chatter you use to push yourself forward but only holds you back. You have worth. All those to do lists can wait. Start finding moments of peace and connection to others. Take some time to be in the moment and enjoy the right now.

I look forward to hearing from clients so we can discuss the next steps, and get started on a path of change and growth.


Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Sarah Kate Valatka is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (50min)
  • Initial session: $190 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card


Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-3
  • Tue 10-5
  • Wed 10-3
  • Thu 9-3
  • Fri 10-3
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Blacksburg practice
102 Broce Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Private Practice, Licensed Professional Counselor, 2015 - Present
Women's Center at Virginia Tech, Counseling and Advocacy Coordinator, 2011 - 2015
Women's Center at Virginia Tech, Victim Advocate, 2009 - 2011
Virginia Tech, Staff Counselor, 2005 - 2009

Virginia Tech, Education Master of Arts, 2005


Virginia: 0701005602