Valerie Labanca (she/her)

Accepting Clients

My goal is to help my patients feel supported and assist them in feeling symptom relief.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

As a licensed psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience in the mental health field, I have had the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life. I believe in meeting people where they are, and I value each person as an individual, therefore treatment planning is coordinated with my patient(s) to address their specific concerns and needs.

My Background and Approach

I have extensive training in a variety of evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic therapy, attachment-based therapy, and relational therapy. I have had many years of experience working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic violence, mood disorders, ADHD, postpartum depression/anxiety, issues related to infertility, interpersonal relational challenges, panic disorders, immigration challenges, parenting challenges, insomnia, trans-related challenges and much more. My approach is warm, accepting, and interactive. My goal is to help my patients feel supported and assist them in feeling symptom relief, which means I provide immediate feedback, tasks to focus on in between sessions, and tools to learn coping skills.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a therapist at Octave, a modern behavioral health practice that supports your emotional well-being through a broad range of services. At Octave, we partner with you to develop a personalized care plan that best suits your needs. Learn more at

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Health Net
  • Managed Health Network
  • Anthem
  • HealthNet
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 18 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol

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