New clients welcome! Being LGBTQ+ can be tough - Holding hands in public, being asked for your ID, dating, the "scene", doctor visits, coming out, judged for being too feminine or too masculine, navigating religion. It could be worse if you're from a different culture and your family... treats you funny. You're here because you're looking for someone who gets you. You here because you feel angry, shamed, embarrassed, guilty, anxious, depressed, stressed, lost or "blah". It's easy to self-medicate - perhaps using an addiction, vice, or unhealthy habit. Your self-esteem, relationships, or work may suffer.
I specialize in LGBTQ+ on topics of relationships, coming out, pride and empowerment, and dealing with hate. I also work with military, addiction, survivors of trauma, and narcissistic relationships. I help sufferers of anxiety, grief, panic attacks, those struggling with perfectionism, and multicultural issues. Individuals, couples, teens, and families welcome!
I am a proud gay male and have found strength as a multicultural individual; I also understand not everyone is in the same boat. I will honor your comfort and privacy. I work at your pace. As a fellow traveler of the healing path, I'm here to help.
Jan Alfred "Alfie" B. Valdes, MA, LMFT, MFC101103