Therapist Profile

Name:
Susan B. Valkenaar, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
2880 Zanker Road Ste 203 San Jose, CA 95134 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(408) 404-5755
Website:
License Number
LMFT79098
Practicing Since:
2005
Additional Licenses:
LMFT79098

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
When people make a choice to utilize therapy to change their lives, I believe there is no greater gift they can give themselves. I am so lucky to have made helping people change their lives into my full time career. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist that loves to help people find the therapy or treatment that works best for them. I’ve spent a lot of time investing in m knowledge so I can help turn people on the right path. In addition to being a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I’m also a Registered Addiction Specialist and a Certified Women’s Issues Specialist. I combine these certifications with additional training in Holistic Health and Buddhist Psychology. This Holistic approach allows me to treat a whole person, not just one issue to get them on the path to health. What clients like most about me is my ability to take my caring nature and combine it with my passion and ambition to help them succeed.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Indvidual and couple therapy
Insurance
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MA

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Employment Issues
Families
Group Therapy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Mediation
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Psychoanalysis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Behavioral
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Jungian
Narrative
Object Relations
Process
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Psychology
Satir
Self Psychology
Somatic
Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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