Monique ValleAssociate Marriage & Family Therapist, M.S., AMFT (#124796), QTAP certified
Are you a highly sensitive teen, young adult, or in a relationship interested in exploring your identity in a neurodiverse-affirming space?
Just like any other group, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community faces mental health issues and unique challenges. However, LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety. Additionally, more than half of individuals who identify as transgender experience depression or anxiety. The LGBTQ community is also at a higher risk for suicide. Young people are even more at risk, as they may experience a lack of support at home and fear, hatred or prejudice in school. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community and are facing mental health challenges, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s LGBTQ experts and get help today.
I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma, people dealing with issues relating to codependency, and people who have yet to have positive and meaningful experiences in therapy. My therapeutic style is compassionate and client-oriented. My strengths lie in finding the balance between being a compassionate listener while also being direct.
As a CBT-certified therapist, I am passionate about counseling and guiding young adults in contemporary issues and challenges unique to them. They seek the inner clarity, confidence, and long-lasting skills and strategies to improve their relationship to Self and others, resolve career-related issues, and live life confidently. They seek to move past the limiting effects of their emotional and psychological struggles in order to achieve their goals and be at their best.