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Dr. Sandra Valente, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

I have been providing counseling services to adults, adolescents and children for over 26 years. I am experienced in the area of addictions and mental health and use different counseling techniques based on individual needs of my clients. I am certified in EMDR as well as Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I have extensive experience in working with addictions, anxiety disorders and trauma based therapy. I served for the American Red Cross as a volunteer in the capacity of Disaster Mental Health as a Supervisor and on the Disaster Assistance Team serving both locally and country wide disasters.

My goal is to help you bring order and peace back into your life and establish a healthy way of living in which you are happy and focused on becoming the best you can be!

Professional experience

26yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CT LPC 46.001627


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Sandra Valente. 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.

Dr. Valente was very helpful and I was so happy to have her as my therapist. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for professional help . She’s really good at what she does. Thank you

Written on Dec 25, 2022 after therapy with Sandra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Sandra has been an absolutely amazing support to me and I am so grateful I got the chance to work with her. She has helped me to identify so many key false belief systems, helped me to identify where they came from and has taken me on a powerful journey of dismantling those as well with so much encouragement and practical tools to help me in it. Tools I can keep using for so many other areas of my life. I really felt she was on my side cheering me on. I felt safe with her. I now understand my story and the things I went through with so much more clarity and compassion. She is a wonderful listener and also not afraid to challenge and speak into the places where we need to go deeper to find more healing and freedom. She’s just amazing and I am sad to have to put my therapy here on pause. Hoping to work with her some day again soon .. She took me further than I ever could have gone on my own.

Written on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Sandra for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem