Pooja Vala,LMHC

Pooja Vala,LMHC

Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - MH22783
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Jacksonville, Florida 32210

My Approach to Helping

As a first-generation woman of color, I understand the barriers to maintaining mental wellness, experiencing overall life satisfaction, and overcoming obstacles related to cultural, racial, and gender norms.

Pooja Vala is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who has 4 years of experience working with adults and children in a therapeutic capacity to manage depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), trauma, life stressors, psychosis, and family conflict. Pooja completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at the University of Florida. She completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Florida. Pooja uses an eclectic approach to therapy, primarily using cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, and person-centered techniques to meet the therapeutic desires of her clients. She likes to bring awareness of the therapist-client relationship into her therapy sessions as a way to focus on the specific needs of her clients and what they hope to gain out of their time in therapy. Pooja's goal is to make clients feel as safe as possible when entering the therapeutic space. She strives to develop a real connection with her clients and build on their strengths in order to help them process difficult emotions, develop healthy coping skills, and improve their life satisfaction.

More Info About My Practice

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Thriveworks’  licensed providers accept most insurances, covering 180 million Americans. They provide personalized treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, and more.

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Fertility Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Rejection
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

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