Valorem is the Latin origin of the word valour, which means great courage in the face of danger.
We know that great courage can often come at a cost – on all facets of wellness, but especially on one’s psychological well-being. Coping with life’s challenges can also have a significant impact on overall functioning, including sleep, mood, relationships, family life, and physical health. We understand that it takes tremendous courage to bounce back from adverse life events, and also to reach out for help.
The word value also comes from the Latin word Valorem. Values we hold as individuals and as a group are at the foundation of our beliefs, professional or workplace cultures, and our perception of the world around us. When our values are not aligned with how we are leading our lives, it can cause significant psychological distress. Since values can have a significant impact on our wellbeing, they play an important role in therapy.
Our organizational values at Valorem are compassion, trust, authenticity, and growth. Each of these is a fundamental component of the therapeutic relationship.