Work with a Spanish-Speaking Therapist in Orange County CA

spanish speaking therapists in orange county caOne of the most important criteria when choosing a therapist is communicating comfortably with them. We want you to be able to speak the language you are most fluent in with your therapist so that you can convey the intricacies of your feelings and experiences as deeply as possible. For this reason, our team includes Spanish speaking therapists in Orange County, CA, with whom you can form a therapeutic alliance free of language barriers.

If Spanish is your native tongue, speaking it to your therapist allows you to discuss thoughts and emotions more naturally and accurately. This familiarity reduces the cognitive load and anxiety associated with language barriers. Undoubtedly, it will be a more open and honest therapy session. Moreover, a Spanish speaking therapist will be more familiar with your cultural background and can provide culturally-sensitive care.

Meet Dora Valencia, LCSW

Dora Valencia is a compassionate bilingual professional with a strong psychology and social work background. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from CSU San Marcos and a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Alongside her education, she has extensive experience working with survivors of trauma, domestic violence, and human trafficking, as well as individuals who have caused harm. Further, she was part of a crisis response team for those who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her dedication to the well-being of others shines through in all of the work she’s done and continues to do.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Domestic violence
  • Family and relationship conflicts
  • Body image issues
  • Issues related to grief & death
  • Reduced self-esteem
  • Cultural difficulties
  • LGBTQIA+ issues

Dora draws from treatments such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Solution-Focused Therapy to create a personalized and holistic approach to processing and healing.

Learn More About Dora in Her Introduction Video

Contact our client Intake Coordinator to further discuss working with Spanish speaking therapists in Orange County, CA today.