Valeria Lerma, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I currently serve as the Clinical Director at Mind Your Self Counseling. I have professional experience providing individual therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I’m also highly trained in the utilization of multiple treatment approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and more.
I specialize in trauma treatment (PTSD), as well as depression, anxiety, and marriage and family issues. I am also skilled in crisis intervention and Illness Management and Recovery for adults with severe mental illness. I very much enjoy working with children and adolescents as well and have experience in providing emotional skills training and psychotherapy for children with severe emotional disturbance. As a social worker, I am knowledgeable of community resources and have experience in medical and mental health care coordination. I provide a treatment approach that addresses environmental contributors to mental health needs. Working with me will involve making changes not only in yourself, but also in your environment so that you can be set up for success!