Valentina’s focus and mission is to provide a safe place for healing and restoration. She believes that every person has strengths and areas that need to be strengthened. She admires her clients greatly for the many wonderful qualities they possess. She also understands that it is normal that, despite our good qualities as people, we go through periods of stress and strife when we could use some assistance.
Solving life's situations is like putting together pieces of a puzzle. You need to look at the whole picture (individual, couples, family, societal, and other components). Often therapy will be a combination of individual and couples/family/group therapy (whenever helpful and possible). Valentina has extensive experience in all of these modalities. She believes that this kind of holistic and systemic approach is what contributes greatly to therapeutic success. Another great contributor is the client's commitment to therapy and positive change, including a willingness to be open and non-defensive when exploring their issues.
Valentina uses both traditional and less traditional approaches based on new research into how the human mind and body heal optimally. Her treatment approaches include: Brief Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Emotionally Focused, Existential, EMDR, NLP, EFT, Guided imagery, Gestalt, Family Systems, Structural, Functional, Psycho-educational, Play therapy and others.