Valorie de Lena, M.A., MFT, SEP

Valorie de Lena, M.A., MFT, SEP

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - MFC 42456
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 04091
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Office 1
3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Suite B-301
Lafayette, California 94549
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Office 2
5625 College Avenue
Suite 211
Oakland, California 94618
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I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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Many people believe that coming to therapy means there's something wrong with them. I take a different perspective. I believe that your body, mind spirit are parts of a very wise, capable and conscious system that deeply knows how to live a healthy and happy life. When that system gets interrupted by difficult experiences, trauma, beliefs, cultural restrictions or self-identifications, it isn't allowed to heal and function in its natural rhythm. You get charged up or charged down and can't release, and end up carrying excess energy, emotion or physical or emotional wounds that aren't helpful to your functioning.

There are tools you can learn in therapy that help you reconnect with your natural body rhythm. When you have an understanding about how you function, you can consciously change your old patterns and behaviors. I use an approach that can target hidden wounding experiences that are hindering your natural rhythm. This approach tends to be more direct and looks at the source of your suffering,instead of focusing on the symptoms.

Email or Call Valorie de Lena, M.A., MFT, SEP at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04091

More Info About My Practice

My regular rate is $150 for a 50 minute session
I do have a sliding scale on a limited basis
I will give you an invoice to send to your insurance company if needed

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy can serve many purposes. It can support you during a life crisis, help you learn to communicate in relationships, serve as a safe space to dig deeper into your spiritual awareness, uncover unconscious beliefs or patterns learned in your childhood, assist you to work on disturbing experiences that get stuck in your system, and discover what kind of disruptions are interrupting your natural body rhythm.

What I find extremely important in therapy is that you learn more about who you are and how you operate. When you understand what's driving you or hindering you in your life, you can make the changes and choices that work best for you. What therapy provides is a safe and objective place to do this without personal judgments or bias. You can learn tools to use in your life that can help you and support you. Therapy can help you transform those behavior patterns that don't work into more optimal methods that are more aligned with what's true for you now. Therapy can help you learn more about you so that you can make the changes necessary to live a more fulfilling and happy life that is natural to your own rhythm.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Healing Touch
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Relief Unlimited

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