Hiya! I am Valerie, owner of Sweet Therapy. I started this journey what seems like many moons ago. I graduated from L'Acadamie de Cuisine pastry arts program in 2005, and worked as a pastry assistant in several high-end bakeries/restaurants around Washington, DC. After I took a breather from the restaurant scene, I began a side baking business while I went back to graduate school to study counseling. While in school and working I continued baking every free moment I could find, and found it to be my own personal creative outlet and “therapy” which kept me sane (well as sane I can be), during those busy years. Eventually I took the plunge and opened Sweet Therapy in Northern Virginia and pursued my dream of owning my own small baking business full-time. I loved making custom celebration cakes, wedding cakes, decorated cookies, and pastries to those customers of mine who also became my friends. Then (as it always does) life happened, and that life included adding babies to our family and moving across the country to Flower Mound, TX. Our household is a busy one with a three year old daughter (pictured above), and six month old son. But, in my time staying home with them, I just can't seem to keep myself away from baking and decorating cookies in every free moment I find. To save my daughter (who probably doesn’t want to be saved) from the huge task of eating all the cookies I make, I think it is time to start baking and decorating for Texas! I am excited to continue this sweet journey here and am even more excited to include all of you all in it.