Heather Valdez (she/her)

LCSW 86545

I am a queer and Latinx therapist and nonprofit consultant with extensive experience working with LGBTQIA+ populations and POC.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

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About My Clients

Are you looking for a therapist who is nonjudgmental, open, and has both personal and professional experience with issues impacting LGBTQIA+ communities and communities of color? My experience may match what you are looking for. I have worked extensively with queer communities and communities of color, and take a trauma-informed, collaborative, nonjudgmental and holistic approach to treatment. *Currently accepting clients interested in telehealth (phone/video) or Ketamine-Assisted Therapy.

My Background and Approach

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of California (#86545). I believe that the mind and body are complementary parts of the self, and that our wellness is impacted by our social, cultural, and physical environments. I often work to help identify and deconstruct systems of oppression and the impact these systems have on our mental health and wellness, as I believe this can be critical for healing. I also incorporate trauma-informed, culturally-responsive, harm reduction, insight-oriented, relational and mindfulness approaches into my practice, as well as offer Ketamine-Assisted Therapy and psychedelic integration. I have expertise in queer identities and relationships, and am poly and kink friendly. My priority is taking a collaborative and nonjudgmental approach to therapy and creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English


510-686-3203 Email Heather
Sage Integrative Health
2185 Ashby Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705

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