My clients discover that it’s possible to live authentically, to build trust, and have healthy relationships.

Our Team

Valerie Harris-Reamer, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman method couples therapy, Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

As a way of survival, people often learn coping mechanisms that no longer help them live the life they want or choose. Therapy helps you rise above your challenges and starts moving towards your ideal life with less suffering and more fulfillment.

You will get a the toolbox of practical actions you need to find your way through difficult feelings and situations and see patterns that you couldn’t on your own.

I’ve helped people learn new ways of coping with the thoughts and feelings that have come from their past. My clients discover that it’s possible to live authentically, to build trust, and have healthy relationships.

Education

MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Phoenix

Internship/Externship at CommuniCare Health Centers, Sea Mar Community Health, and Peace for Families

Internship, White House Counseling Center

Externship in substance abuse at Pacific Assistance Group

License Number and State

CA 90948

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

Hiking, camping, dancing, music, beach

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

Practicing gratitude

How do you recharge?

Step away from social media, light candles and take a bubble bath

What book have you read more than once?

People of the Lie - it is fascinating and peaks my interest every time.

Favorite non-profit?

Local food banks. Even when my children were little, we would volunteer to sort food one evening a week. It makes a difference in peoples lives, a direct positive influence.

Do you have any pets?

Henry, a 13 Year old Lhasa Apso. He is partially deaf and mostly blind. He is so loving and sweet. He is always at my side during therapy sessions. He sleeps at my feet. He is the best dog!