Welcome! Thank you for allowing me to join you on your journey. My name is Angelina Valdespino, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New Mexico. I have a decade of experience in the field of social work and 8 years experience in the mental health field. I currently operate a private practice in Las Cruces, NM through which I provide the option of collaborative services as part of a fully integrated total wellness holistic treatment team. I specialize in trauma and attachment issues and in recent years have expanded my professional efforts to explore the intersection of mental health and developmental disabilities.
I have a master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from New Mexico State University. My studies included a focus on mental health training and education. Recently, I've concentrated my practice on dealing with the common, yet significant, challenges of life.
My experience spans many diverse populations and needs. Primarily, I have worked with victims of abuse, at-risk children, youth and families, and high-risk adults with severe mental illnesses and/or legal involvement. I am also skilled in crisis intervention, mental health first aid and critical incident stress debriefing. My background also includes outpatient, inpatient/psychiatric hospital, residential group and transitional living homes, treatment foster care, foster and adoptive families, pre- and post-natal, developmental and intellectual disabilities, first responders, and athletes, among others. I’ve spent much of my career serving minority populations and cultural groups.
I like to allow the natural growth of a genuinely safe and trusting professional relationship with my clients. I welcome the opportunity to walk beside you through the path toward a healthier, happier life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #C-09419 (Expires: 2021-07-01)
Angelina is the best therapist I have ever had. She fully understands me, listens to me, and is truly helping me to heal and work through my issues. I can’t say enough good things about her!
Wonderful. I would highly recommend Angelina.
Profoundly insightful and helpful.