VIANA VALLEJO FUENTES, LCSW-S
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and fluent in both Spanish and English. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Education from The University of Florida. I later attended The University of Texas at Austin earning a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. In my free time I enjoy nurturing houseplants, binging reality tv, listening to latin music & spending quality time with my cats and family.
I am a client-centered therapist. This means that I believe you are the expert of your life and I encourage you to take the lead in our sessions. I will walk alongside you and gently guide you through challenges, and also encourage you to push on your path of change and growth. What I bring to our collaboration is training and experience to help you reflect, examine and challenge yourself. I am accepting and non-judgmental in my approach. I am relational, compassionate and direct. I truly believe that together we can create new behaviors and habits so that you can live the best version of your self more often.
I work with clients to develop individualized care and call upon a variety of treatment modalities such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy and EMDR.
I completed my advanced clinical training hours working with children and focusing on developmental trauma and early attachment wounds. I have experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings including schools, psychiatric hospitals and outpatient therapy settings. I also have experience working with individuals with Narcissistic and Borderline personality traits, and their loved ones. I am passionate about helping women navigate the most important relationships in their lives. I love to use my knowledge to help women form stronger bonds with their children and set firmer interpersonal boundaries to feel more empowered and fulfilled in their lives.
"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together."