Rafael Valadez


About Me

Hi, I do want to be of service to you in BetterHelp. I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years and have worked to relieve the emotional and mental pain of many persons. The primary method of being of service is listening and listening deeply. The service I provide to individuals, and couples, begins with through developing a working or therapeutic relationship. That to me is the key. I know that providing concepts, methods, or skills will not help without this working relationship.

Let me share with you the process of service. After I hear the reasons or reasons you are seeking service, I would like understand your current situation and history. Lastly, I will ask you to what you like to achieve through counseling service. You could be wanting to feel happier, less stressed, less anxious, better relationships are examples. After knowing your goals, let us make a plan to address those goals. During the process of helping, evaluating progress with you I think is important. Evaluating the service will allow you to change goals and the skills you may seek to learn to feel better.

I have an LCSW from Aurora University. Additionally, I have been trained at the Family of Institute of Chicago, have a certificate in social service administration from the University of Wisconsin, extension, and a certificate in psycho-therapy with the aged population from the University of Chicago. But these are meaningless unless I can be on your path and be of service to work to remove the obstacles that may prevent you from that which you seek.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 34

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LCSW #149002749 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rafael Valadez. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by D.E. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Rafael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and adhd

I really like. Rafael,down to earth and very easy to talk to.

Work with me!