Individual and Couples Counseling

Therapy for couples and for singles

Clients choose Valerie as their therapist for individual and couples counseling because of her expertise in helping people make the changes needed to improve their lives. They also appreciate her friendly and caring personality and her direct no-nonsense approach. She uses a combination of Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to help clients quickly find clarity and resolution to their concerns.

What is Solution Focused Therapy?

Solution Focused Therapy focuses on solutions and is goal-oriented, rather than problem focused. This model of therapy emphasizes the strengths and resources of the client to reach goals and resolve problems rapidly. This practical, goal-driven approach does not focus on the past, but instead, focuses on the present and future.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a model of therapy that looks at how you think about yourself, the world and other people and how your actions affect your feelings and thoughts. It is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. This means that by changing our thinking we can feel/act better even if the situation does not change.

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling can help you work through difficulties and begin building a healthy, satisfying relationship!

Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling helps you:

  • Communicate more effectively
  • Change unhealthy patterns
  • Learn the tools needed to have a happy and healthy relationship
  • Understand your personality differences
  • Increase positive feelings for each other

Individual Counseling

Seeing a therapist for individual counseling can provide you a confidential, supportive, and professional environment where you will have the opportunity to process stressful life events, improve relationships, work on personal growth and learn to successfully cope with feelings and emotions. Individual counseling can help you to develop better self-awareness, and insight into your own feelings, actions and responses, leading to a better quality of life.


24953 Paseo de Valencia, Suite 24B, Laguna Hills, Orange County, California 92653 • 949-751-7380