Therapist Profile

Name:
Catherine Elizabeth Valdez, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
5435 College Ave. Ste. 202-1 Oakland, CA 94618
Phone:
(510) 601-6986
License Number
LMFT29319
Practicing Since:
1987
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I provide therapy for individual adults and couples in an interactive, respectful and caring way. If you are feeling grief, depression and/or anxiety, therapy can be very helpful. If you are feeling overwhelmed with what you are feeling with yourself or between you and your loved ones, therapy can help you break through old patterns which seem impenetrable on your own or with your partner or family. I enjoy working with adults of all ages and traditional and nontraditional couples at any stage of relationship. My theoretical training is in psychodynamic psychotherapy, but I also use family systems and other approaches that may be needed.

I supervise therapists in training at Horizon Services in Hayward which offers counseling for Alcohol and Drug abuse. I also supervise therapists in training at the Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, and the Women’s Therapy Center in El Cerrito.

Please call me with any questions.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Adult Individual and Couples Counseling Family and Consulting
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Clinical Psychology, San Francisco State University, 1989

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Relationships

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Communications
Family Systems
Intersubjective
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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