My goal is to create a client-driven and individualized space that is safe enough for reflection and expansive enough for exploration.

Our Team

Diana Valentine, LCSW

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based, Relational

Therapy Style

My style is collaborative and interactive. My goal is to create a client-driven and individualized space that is safe enough for reflection and expansive enough for exploration. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and informed primarily by a harm reduction frame and influenced by psychodynamic, mindfulness, somatic and narrative training. I am passionate about the intersection of trauma, systemic issues, and mental health. I especially enjoy working with people new to therapy.

Education

MSW - Community Mental Health Focus, University of California, Berkeley

License Number and State

CA 28647

Pronouns

she/her

they/them

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy fitness, travel, art and nature.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Engage in exercise and pet the cats.

What book have you read more than once and why?

As a tradition, I read the yearly edition of Best American Short Stories. It is a wonderful way to hear the voices of a variety of US authors in a form that is elegant and succinct.

Favorite organization/non-profit and why?

Rising Hearts, for their work elevating indigenous voices and wellness in collaborative and intersectional efforts toward goals of racial, social, climate and economic justice.

How do you recharge?

Trips to the desert, running to the ocean and reminding myself to be in the present moment no matter where I am.

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