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.
My passion is working with transgender, nonbinary, and intersex people, and the people who love them, whether or not gender identity is a topic of exploration. My clients are likely to be involved in relationship models and communities not sanctioned by Those Who Judge, and they often have a strong drive toward creative expression in its many forms. Neurodivergent and Highly Sensitive people report feeling welcome, safe, and seen.
Having been in the field for over 30 years, I consider myself to be a seasoned generalist. I enjoy working with people presenting with a broad range of psychological concerns. Some of my areas of interest and specialty include Sexuality and Gender, Identity Development, Mindfulness, and Spirituality. My work is inclusive and queer-affirming. I enjoy working with relationship dynamics of all types, and my approach is interpersonal and depth oriented.