I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, who is also a certified Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I have over 11 years of experience working in the mental health field and I have served a diverse population with extensive experience with grief/trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), relationship issues, parent coaching, family relational issues, addiction issues, and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). My experience includes several modes of therapy which include, but aren't limited to the following: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Throughout my career I have consistently provided individual, couples, family and group therapy. I believe an important part of my role as a clinician is to continue educating myself in order to ensure utilizing the most effective interventions and resources for my clients. Additionally, I believe it is important that I remain active in the movement of diminishing the stigma of mental health issues and increasing awareness, which is also linked to my work with suicide prevention.
I am very passionate about the work that I do and the people I serve. I approach each person as a unique individual and not a disorder or circumstance. I believe in encouragement, empowerment, validation, increasing self-awareness and coming from a strength based perspective. While I believe in empathy, patience and individuality I do believe I have mastered the art of finding a balance between these and challenging discouraging hurdles!
Taking the first step to taking care of yourself is the most difficult step of all and I am honored to be a part of your process! I look forward to meeting you.
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMFT #LMFT53507 (Expires: 2021-04-01)
Valeh is fantastic. Relatable, reliable, easy. She’s really good at just having a great conversation and working in her expertise and support. It doesn’t have that awkwardness that can sometimes be present in a counseling situation.
Valeh is responsive, empathetic, and genuine. I enjoy my sessions with her and trust her very much. She’s has the perfect balance of gentleness and focus!
She is positive and encouraging, and able to work with my schedule!
Valeh has been instrumental in helping me process emotions and challenging situations. She has been an incredible help and guide in navigating my emotional well being.
I’ve had counseling at various times in my lift but Valeh is the first therapist that I truly feel understands me. She provides helpful tools to deal with my anxiety and helps to keep me grounded.
Valeh is kind, supportive and a strong advocate. I feel like she has my back. I feel respected and honored. I’m so happy I found her support . She makes a difference in my life and in my confidence. I can’t say enough about her authentic, direct, and loving approach.
She has been great so far I have only had two sessions with her but she seems to have a good understanding of what I am going through.
She's amazing! She has helped me way more than any other therapist I've had. Highly recommend her.
Valeh has been an incredible help in my journey towards better mental health. She’s super nice and understanding but also knows when I need to be called out on bad mentalities. She’s honestly just really great, and I highly recommend her services.
Valeh has been the best. She is always available, listens, and is really great at building confidence.