Rory Valentine Diller, M.A. (He/Him, They/Them)

AMFT #115695

Hi I'm Rory. I'm kind, non-judgemental, skillful, and trustworthy. Let's create a safe space for you to get support and relief!

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA
Supervised by Shirley Dvir LMFT #44258 Center for Mindful Psychotherapy

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I work with all kinds of people; Every day folks needing support, Trauma Survivors, domestic violence, child abuse, and narcissistic abuse survivors, male identified survivors of sexual trauma, addicts in recovery, LGBTQ folx, youth and adults dealing with suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behaviors, and Veterans & their families. I specialize in treating Trauma, PTSD, Complex Trauma, Depression, & Anxiety. I am a survivor myself and "get" a lot of what my clients are working through.

My Background and Approach

My approach enhances traditional Talk Therapy with alternative techniques. I offer clients individualized treatment options that may include Somatic (Body-based therapies), Expressive Arts (Art Therapy, Dance Movement Therapy, Drama Therapy), and Equine Assisted Therapies (work with therapy horses). I specialize in PTSD and my training is rooted in Neuroscience, Psychobiology, and the use of Creativity in psychotherapy. My Holistic approach aims to create new pathways towards healing the mind, body, and soul. I am Person-centered and believe in empowering each person's innate capacity to heal.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

The Creative Spirit has always thrived fierce and free within the hearts of the LGBTQ community! I am passionate about empowering LGBTQ folx, & Creatives to connect with the healing power of Expressive Arts therapies through individual, and group therapy. I believe in the profound healing power of Dance Movement Therapy. DMT explores the link between embodiment, consciousness, and healing; a particularly beneficial treatment modality for Trauma Survivors whose bodies have faced betrayal and crave a return to safety, regulation, and self-love. Dance it out! I am also dedicated to fostering safe spaces for male-identified survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault to experience solidarity, compassion, safety & healing. Men often fear stigmatization and are reluctant to talk about past abuse experiences and sexual trauma with healthcare providers and supports, leaving them isolated and alone to carry the burden of what happened to them.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 175/session


(831) 216-8708 Email Rory Valentine
The Center for Mindful Psychotherapy
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
533A Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114

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