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Areli Valenzuela, LMFT
Change can be hard, and I aim to create a safe and collaborative environment where my clients can feel empowered and supported.

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Areli Valenzuela, LMFT


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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My role as your therapist is to walk alongside you on your journey of growth and help you discover your inner strengths and power to live a fulfilling life. I provide a safe place for clients to express their experiences, thoughts, and feelings and treat everyone with respect, compassion, and a culturally competent perspective. I have specialized training utilizing evidence-based practices that were developed to ensure strength-based, research-backed interventions and treatment. These include but are not limited to CBT, IPT, Seeking Safety, Brain Spotting, TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused CBT). Change can be hard, and I aim to create a safe and collaborative environment where my clients can feel empowered and supported.

During my nine years as a therapist, I have worked with adolescents, teens, families, and Individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma such as sexual abuse, physical, and emotional abuse. In addition, I had the opportunity to work with victims of crime for four years.

Mi nombre es Areli, estoy aqui para ayudarle!! Tengo experiencia trabajando como Terapista 9 años con adultos, adolecentes, y familias. Venga a platicar con migo!


MA - Marriage and Family Counseling, University of Phoenix

License Number and State

CA 112008



What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy hikes and outdoor activities. Most of my time outside of work is spent with my friends and family.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I enjoy going to the gym with my daughters, relaxing with music, and reading a good book.

What book have you read more than once?

The Untethered Soul because it allows for a deeper understanding of possibilities and reminder to live in the present.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Planned Parenthood and any organization providing support and services to the woman in our community.

How do you recharge?

Drinking plenty of water daily and getting 7 hours of sleep.

Do you have any pets?

I have two cats named Houston and Gizmo. While doing a house visit for a therapeutic session, I found a kitten in the street. The cat was malnourished and looked ill. I decided to take it to the vet, and now he is thriving and part of our family.