Helena Valla

Anxiety,Grief (Loss),PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder),Family Issues,Addiction/Substance Abuse,Friend Issues,Depression, LGBTQ Identity,Romantic Partner Issues,Divorce Recovery,Domestic Violence Victims,Adjustment Disorder,Adolescent Issues,Perinatal Mental Health (Pregnancy, Postpartum, Parenting),Stress Management
Therapy types
Person-Centered,Trauma Focused,Acceptance and Commitment (ACT),Mindfulness-Based (MBCT),Feminist,Emotionally Focused,Dialectical (DBT),Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),Culturally Sensitive,Strength-Based
Hello, I am Helena. I’m a licensed social worker providing individual psychotherapy services to a wide variety of clients in need. I take a person-centered approach and specialize in mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-informed counseling. I earned my bachelor’s in psychology as well as my master’s in social work from Stony Brook University. I’ve gained experience in number of clinical settings, including a private psychotherapy practice where I worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, substance use issues, and postpartum mood disorders. I’ve helped lead clients through major life changes such as going through a divorce, having a baby, coming out, and losing a loved one. I pride myself on being able to create a space free of judgment, where my clients can feel safe opening up about past traumas or whatever they might be struggling with in that moment. Beyond that, I provide my clients with the tools to make a positive difference in their lives outside of our therapy sessions. I believe that my clients are the experts of their own experience, and I will work side-by-side WITH you to overcome life’s obstacles in a way that works for you. I am empathetic and warm with a sense of humor. My therapy style is warm, direct, and strengths-based. Thank you for taking the first step and allowing me to be part of your journey!
Degree: Master of Social Work Official College/University Name: Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare Dates: 08/2021 - 05/2022 Degree: Bachelor of Science in Psychology Official College/University Name: Stony Brook University Dates: 08/2014 - 05/2018
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