My name is Alfie. I'm a licensed psychoterapist who understands what it means to be part of the LGBTQ+ community. Holding hands in public, being asked for your ID, dating and relationships, the "scene," doctor visits, coming out, confidentiality, being too feminine or too masculine, navigating religion and politics. The stress can be worse around work or your family - you might notice they treat you differently or worry how they'll receive you. As part of the LGBTQ+ community, you deserve a therapist who will take the time to listen and provide you a non-judgemental space of safety, comfort, and confidentiality. This is particularly important for those battling stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, or having problems or communication issues in your relationships.
I specialize in LGBTQ+ on topics of relationships, families, pride and empowerment, coming out issues, and dealing with hate. I work with individuals, couples, teens, families, military, addiction, survivors of trauma, and relationships. I help sufferers of anxiety, grief, panic attacks, those struggling with perfectionism, and multicultural issues. My therapeutic approach includes working with emotion, attachment, cognitions, and EMDR to strengthen the inner self while supporting deeper relationships. With families, couples, and parent/teen communication, I use structural family therapy to address communication, rules, roles, hierarchies, relationships, and power dynamics.
Contact me today for a free 15-minute consultation to learn how I can help.
Jan Alfred "Alfie" B. Valdes, MA, LMFT, MFC101103