Individual Psychotherapy

Beach at Sunset

Heather Valdez, LCSW, offers psychotherapy via telehealth for individuals residing in California. Her psychosocial approach helps to identify and deconstruct oppressive systems and societal influences that can impact mental health and wellness. She is culturally-responsive, and has worked extensively with LGBTQIA+ populations and communities of color. Heather incorporates trauma-informed care, harm reduction, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and strengths-based approaches into her practice, as well as the integration of non-ordinary states of consciousness.


The first step is to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation by filling out the contact form at the bottom of the home page or by emailing For current fee information, please visit the following page: Fees

For more information on Heather's specialties and training, please view these links: Therapy Den  and Psychedelic Support

What is Clinical Social Work?

Clinical Social Work focuses on the mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being of individuals, groups, families, and those in relationships, often in private practice, community mental health, hospital, school, substance treatment and agency settings. This specialty area of social work is social justice oriented, culturally-responsive, upholds ethical standards set by the National Association of Social Workers, and centers on a holistic approach to psychotherapy and the client's relationship to their environment. Psychotherapy within clinical social work helps to resolve symptoms of mental illness, psychosocial stressors, relationship issues, and difficulty coping in the social environment. Clinical social work behavioral health practitioners seek to involve the influence of the environment, communities and social systems on mental health and wellness.