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Owner + Clinician

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Mark Anthony Valdez, MA LMFT

he/him/his

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate

Clinical Interests:

Anxiety, depression, trauma, gender and sexual identity development, developmental transitions, relationship challenges, and parenting challenges

Practice Location(s):

Telehealth Only

Get to Know Mark Anthony

Meet Mark Anthony Valdez, a dedicated Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Child Mental Health Specialist whose therapeutic approach is deeply anchored in empathy, understanding, and evidence-based practices. With specialized training in clinical trauma, Trauma-focused CBT, CBT+, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and specific trainings for working with LGBTQ+ teens and transgender and non-binary adult clients, Mark Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his practice.

Mark Anthony's therapeutic journey began with a BA in Psychology from Brandman University, followed by an MA in Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the same institution. His commitment to professional excellence is further demonstrated by his active involvement in the AAMFT and WAMFT, reflecting his dedication to the highest standards of therapeutic practice.

At the core of Mark Anthony's practice is a belief in the inherent strength and resilience of each individual. He views his clients as the experts of their own lives, providing a supportive and safe space for them to explore their thoughts, feelings, and relationships. By integrating scientifically proven techniques, Mark Anthony focuses on building upon what is already working well in his clients' lives, fostering resilience and enhancing their ability to cope with life's challenges.

Mark Anthony specializes in navigating the complexities of anxiety, depression, trauma, gender and sexual identity development, developmental transitions, relationship challenges, and parenting challenges. He works with individuals, couples, teens, adults, and offers parenting support, utilizing a blend of CBT, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to tailor his approach to the unique needs of each client.

Change, as Mark Anthony sees it, is a gradual process of exploration, self-discovery, and practice. He believes that every step forward, whether it feels like a small shift or a significant breakthrough, is a testament to his clients' courage and resilience. Through collaborative efforts and a commitment to the therapeutic process, clients find themselves growing into more empowered and authentic versions of themselves.

As a Filipino American and an Air Force veteran who identifies with the elder millennial generation, Mark Anthony brings a unique and diverse perspective to his practice. He has a particular affinity for working with clients who are on a journey to understand themselves better and become their most authentic selves, especially those within the LGBTQ+ community.

Outside the therapy room, Mark Anthony values the time spent with family and friends. He is an avid gamer, enjoys making the most of his gym membership, and participates in intramural sports, reflecting his belief in the importance of balance and well-being in all aspects of life.

Mark Anthony's guiding quote, "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it," attributed to Margaret Thatcher, underscores his view on the perseverance needed in the journey of self-improvement and healing. His holistic, client-centered, and strength-focused approach makes him a valuable ally for those seeking to navigate life's challenges and transitions.

Credentials + Professional Involvement

M.A., Psychology, Specialization: Marriage and Family Therapy, Brandman University

B.A., Psychology, Brandman University

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