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 Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMFT #LMFT53507 (Expires: 2019-04-30)
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.
I cannot say enough good things about Valeh. I nearly gave up hope that I would find the right therapist for me. Thanks to her, I am finally starting to work through things that have been weighing me down for so long. Consider yourself incredibly blessed if you get to work with her.