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Individual Counseling

About Therapy

In “Peace Be With You Counseling,” Valeria bases her work on evidence-based therapeutic models which are validated and endorsed by the main psychological and counseling organizations. According to the client's needs, Valeria uses various therapeutic interventions, including models that have been shown to be highly effective, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), among others, to treat emotional and psychological disorders.
When these therapeutic models are integrated with faith-based approaches, I believe it can become one of the most powerful practices to create transformation from inside-out.                    

Areas of Specialties

  • Trauma- PTSD, C-PTSD

(Family of origin wounds, all forms of childhood and adult abuse including sexual, emotional, verbal, and physical; traumatic loss, abortion, divorce, miscarriages, accidents, natural disasters, bullying.. 

  • Trauma PTSD,C-PTSD             Inner-Child Healing  

  • Grief & Loss                                 Couples Therapy

  • Stress & Anxiety                          Men & Women's issues

  • Depression                                 Parenting concerns

  • Codependency                          Spiritual concerns

  • Anger issues                               Aging issues

  • Caregiver fatigue            Self-Care/ Setting Boundaries

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TREATMENT MODALITIES

My passion for helping people has provided me with the opportunity to become skilled in
the following methodologies and techniques:

EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a unique mind-body based intervention.  It helps to recover from Trauma -PTSD, generalized anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, etc.             With the assistance of your therapist, EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to help you process and overcome deep embedded memories which can be at the basis of your fears, depression, anxiety, or other challenges.  EMDR  can be done in-person or through online therapy.

(CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is based on the idea that the person is having difficulties because of unhelpful thinking and behaviors. It's most used to treat anxiety and depression but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. Its techniques allow you to identify the negative thought processes that hold you back and exchange them for new, productive ones that can change your life.  

Person-Centered Therapy

The relationship between client and therapist is everything. It focuses on the person, not the problem. The therapist supports, guide and encourages the clients to discover their own personal solutions and create the necessary conditions for change and positive growth.

 (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

With ACT, a client does not try to control, avoid, or feel guilty about painful emotions and past experiences. Instead, ACT encourages the client to embrace, learn from, and accept their thoughts and feelings while working to change behavior. It combines mindfulness skills with the practice of self-acceptance. 

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology is usually referred by his founder Martin Seligman, as the scientific study of optimal human functioning that aims to discover and promote “what is right with our lives”, and to identify the what allows us to thrive. It focuses on strengths, virtues, positive emotions, accomplishments to cultivate what is best within themselves. 

(IFS) Internal Family System Therapy

It is an evidence-based approach that has been shown to be effective for treating a variety of conditions. IFS focuses on healing the parts within us or sub personalities- by giving them a voice to restore unity and mental balance between them and your true wise and compassionate Self. 

(Flash Technique - Memory Reconsolidation

The Flash technique is an intervention aimed at rapidly decreasing the subjective disturbance of a distressing memory, thereby serving as a potential way of treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

 Emotional Inteligence

(EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. It is the ability of individuals to recognize their feelings and those of others for motivation and management of emotions for themselves and their relationship with others.

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"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid". 

John 14:27

If you or someone you know is experiencing a life threatening mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

National Suicide Prevention Life Line 800-273-8255 or contact the

Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741 741

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