Heather Valdez, LCSW, is located in the Bay Area, but offers individual psychotherapy and psychedelic integration therapy via telehealth (phone/video) statewide in California. She is currently accepting individual psychotherapy clients, with new openings starting in January, 2023. Sliding scale therapy may be available, please inquire for more information. Priority for sliding scale spots will go to those who identify as queer or LGBTQ+ and/or those who identify as BIPOC, and those who have limited finances.
If you're seeking Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), please visit the following link: KAP Treatment
Heather's 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 / psychedelic experiences.
For more information on Heather's specialties, training and professional experience, please visit the following links: About Me, 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.
How do I contact Heather for a free consultation?
If you are interested in learning more or to schedule an initial appointment, please reach out to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation by filling out the contact form at the bottom of the home page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For current fee information, please visit the following page: Fees
Note: Heather does not offer or provide illegal substances, guided sessions with illegal substances, or referrals to underground practitioners.