Dr Josie Valderrama, PsyD Psychologist, Therapist, Private Practice Supervisor (Office & Online)

Dr Josie Valderrama, PsyD Psychologist, Therapist, Private Practice Supervisor (Office & Online)
Systemic Specialties: Anxiety, Grief, LGBTQIA, Racial Trauma, Relationship Issues, Stress
Mental Health Specialties: ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Grief, Impulse Control Disorders, Racial Trauma, Sleep-Wake Disorders
Sexuality Speciality: Aromantic, Asexual, Bisexual, Gay, Intersex, Lesbian, Nonbinary, Pansexual, Queer, Transgender
Modality: Groups, Individuals
Types of Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Attachment-based, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Experiential Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Feminist, Grief, Group Psychotherapy, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Multicultural, Positive Psychology, Somatic, Spiritual Counseling, Strength-Based, Transpersonal, Trauma Focused
Age Specialty: Adults, Elders (65+)
Communities Served: Bisexual Allied, Gay Allied, HIV / AIDS Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Transgender Allied
Cost per Session: $100-150, $50-$90, 150-$200, Sliding Scale
Payments Accepted: Cash, Cash App, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Qualifications:: Over 10 years in practice, Fully licensed since 2015, Graduated 2014 with doctorate in psychology from Alliant International University
Hypnotherapist, Meditation Instructor, Shaman
Ethnicity Counselor Identifies As: Filipino
Other Mental Health Related Services: Clinical Supervision, Coaching, Consultation, Corporate Trainings, Group Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Letters of Readiness & Support for Gender Affirmation Surgery, Psychedelic Therapy, Psychological Assessments & Diagnosis, Public Speaking

Specializing in helping clients with anxiety, particularly those who identify within the intersection of BIPOC and gender, sexual, relational diversity (GSRD) communities. I believe in feminist psychology’s goal of empowering the client first and foremost. We utilize an integrative approach with both mindful cognitive therapy and experiential explorations based on somatic and unconscious processes. Typical clients issues include processing trauma, clarifying life goals, getting creatively unstuck, learning new coping skills for relationships and work, identifying emotions, increasing self-acceptance, grounding and boundaries. I work using empirically-supported techniques as well as energetically, drawing upon non-western and women-centric wisdom traditions.

Founding member Bay Area Open Minds: therapists affirming gender, sexual & relational diversity. Allied/identified within intersectional AltSex communities (LGBTQ+; BDSM; Poly, Sex Work) – addressing internal struggles in a chaotic yet hopeful world. As a Filipino-American psychologist, I am committed to serving BIPOC. Also available as Clinical Supervisor.

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