Susan Valkenaar LMFT, CADC-CAS, Marriage & Family Therapy in San Jose, California, 95134

Susan Valkenaar

LMFT, CADC-CAS

Susan Valkenaar

LMFT, CADC-CAS

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 79098
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
Fees: $150. per hour
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

2880 Zanker Rd.
Ste. 203
San Jose, California 95134

My Approach to Helping

Hi I'm Susan. I'm excited that you are considering beginning therapy and contemplating the prospects of transforming your life. What a great time to get started with change so things can improve on your quest towards wholeness, or at minimum, to reduce symptoms that you feel. We all get stuck in problems at various points in life and sometimes need help to get out of poor behavior patterns or other cycles. It's courageous for individuals to recognize this and desire something better for ourselves. I've been helping people overcome issues with depression, anxiety, panic, codependency and addictions for many years. The changes I see are invaluable and often cathartic. I'm hopeful that you too will begin a path towards overall health, well being, healing and individuation.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I treat any issue with depression, anxiety, panic, codependency and communication problems. I specialize in holistic treatments. I have additional certifications as a Certified Addiction Specialist and a Certified Women's Issues Specialist.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Seeking therapy is nothing to be ashamed of, actually the opposite is true; beginning therapy is courageous and a potentially transformative process which should be honored. Any individual seeking to recover from a problem and change their life for the better should be congratulated on beginning a path that can be extremely empowering.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Authentic Movement
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Self Psychology
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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