Valencia Gantt-BanksLMHC, LPC

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What does a first session with you look like?

We will spend time getting to know each other. We will introduce ourselves, establish your needs and gather information. I will need to know why you're seeking therapy. I may ask you the following questions: What are your reasons for coming to therapy. What are your concerns. What do you want to get from therapy. Do you have a history of mental health issues.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I provide Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies, and Client-Centered therapies to allow clients to express themselves and identify solutions to problems using their own strengths and skills. We will able to use difference approaches which is best for your concerns.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

The lack of coverage for behavioral and mental healthcare. The cost of mental healthcare often limits access to therapy services. The lack of financial resources can lead to inconsistent or inadequate treatment.



Anger management



Women's issues

General Expertise



Social Anxiety


Adolescent mental health

Aging related concerns

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

In-Network Insurance




UnitedHealthCare (UHC)



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Art Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

LMHC Florida 9907


FL, LMHC, MH9907

GA, LPC, 011745


Master of Science: Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University

Work History

I have experience counseling couples, children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have also been able to speak about managing stress in the workplace. Specialties: Depression, Behavioral Issues, Marital and Premarital Issues: Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Codependency, Coping Skills, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Infertility, Life Transitions, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Parenting Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues


7643 Gate Parkway Suite 104, Jacksonville, 32256, FL