Dora Valencia, LCSW

Dora Valencia, LCSW



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My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment that is free of judgment, when embarking on your journey of healing and self-improvement.

Welcome. It takes great courage to take the first step in seeking support for past or current experiences. As a therapist, I use a collaborative approach to explore areas of concern and establish goals towards personal growth and change.

I have experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, domestic violence, family and relationship conflicts, reduced self-esteem, cultural difficulties, and LGBTQIA+ issues. I draw from treatments such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Solution-Focused Therapy to create a personalized and holistic approach for processing and healing.

I work with adult clients and can provide services in both English and Spanish. I work exclusively using Telehealth (video sessions). This is a great option for those navigating a busy life and who have limited time. I would be delighted to meet with you and support you on your journey to create more happiness and freedom.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from CSU San Marcos, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. I have experience working with survivors of trauma, domestic violence, and human trafficking, as well as those who have caused harm. I have experience working at a domestic violence and human trafficking shelter, as well as being part of a crisis response team for those who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

A fun fact about me is I love to read. Two of my favorite genres are fantasy and poetry. If you have any book recommendations, feel free to bring them to session as I’m always open to any new recommendations!

To learn more about working together, please contact our Intake Coordinator at 949-236-1990 or at, or learn more at our Get Started Page.

Dora provides therapy services in English and Spanish.