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How Does Therapy Work?

I use only proven best practices, effective tools, and techniques. I work with clients to create a custom plan based on their unique personalities, values, needs, and goals, My eclectic approach is empathic and supportive, practical and successful.

​​Internal Family Systems, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness, Gottman Marriage Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Sex Therapy-Sexual Health

Couples Therapy In-Person and Telehealth 

If you are not satisfied with your relationship, if there has been broken trust, or if there are sexual issues.... 

Now is a good time to contact me to start the healing and increase satisfaction. 

If you keep having the same argument over and over, if you are frustrated, angry, or hurt...

Now is a good time to contact me to improve communication and repair your relationship.

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Individual Therapy
In-Person and Telehealth

You don't have to continue suffering. There is hope for positive change. I want to create a safe space for you to heal from your past, get practical coping skills, find new ways of thinking and behaving, and feel better. Counseling can improve your mood, sense of well-being, relationships, and life satisfaction.


I identify as a cisgender heterosexual in a monogamous marriage, but please don't hold that against me. I am an affirming advocate for all folxs and types of relationships. I have received training from the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE) and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). 

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Religious Abuse

Spiritual Trauma,  Deconstructing Theology, Religious Recovering, Reconstructing Spirituality

If you have experienced religion or spirituality in a hurtful or abusive way, there is hope for healing and freedom. I was raised as a conservative evangelical and was a Family Pastor in a charismatic movement.  It is my honor to help others find healing and reclaim their unique spirituality

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"We have been seeing Valinda for maybe 4 years. She is the best! She’s invested. She cares. And always helps us find the answer! Our marriage is better, our personal selves are better!! I just think she is one of the best Therapists we have ever seen!!"

Nanci Villanueva

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