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Vilma Gisell Gaitan Valdizan LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Vilma Gaitan Valdizan Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Having been born and raised in a third world country where mental health is easily overseen regardless of the significant impact it can have not only in a person's life but also in their family unit and society is what initially caught my attention to this career. I explored different areas of this field always returning to enjoying the work with individuals the most; the changes a person can make solely by working on themselves never ceases to amaze me. The moment things "click" and changes are starting to feel real makes all of the hard work worth it.

Identity

Gender

Woman

Ethnicity

Latinx

Sexuality

Heterosexual

Group Identities

BIPOC

Other Identities

Immigrant / 1st Generation American

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Life transitions

Trauma

General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Race & Cultural Identity

Social Anxiety

Addiction

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

In-Network Insurance

Anthem

Cigna

CareFirst

Fees

First Session$150
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Motivational Interviewing

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Training / Certifications

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Licensure

  • Virginia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 0904012365

Education

The Catholic University of America, Master of Social Work, Clinical, 2017

I completed my Master's degree in social work with a concentration in clinical work. My internships included working with families facing significant life transitions and adults transitioning back into the community from hospital settings.

Work History

Most of my experience has been working with individuals ranging from young adults to middle age adults dealing with daily life interference from depression and anxiety stemming from previous trauma. I have also worked with individuals facing significant life transitions to help them redefine their new roles, environments and get established. I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including outpatient and inpatient treatment. I find that using a holistic approach to address each person's challenges is the most effective since we are all unique and have different needs and preferences. My style includes using techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and other exploratory interventions. Most importantly, I believe that creating a safe and judgment free environment is key to allow people to work through the issues bringing them to seek therapy.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Vilma Gaitan Valdizan, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Vilma Gaitan Valdizan, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Vilma Gaitan Valdizan accepting new clients?

Yes, Vilma Gaitan Valdizan is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia.

Does Vilma Gaitan Valdizan accept insurance?

Yes, Vilma Gaitan Valdizan accepts insurance, including Anthem, CareFirst and Cigna.

What types of therapy does Vilma Gaitan Valdizan offer?

Vilma Gaitan Valdizan offers therapy for individuals.

Does Vilma Gaitan Valdizan offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Virginia can book Vilma Gaitan Valdizan for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Vilma Gaitan Valdizan offer online therapy?

Yes, Vilma Gaitan Valdizan offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Vilma Gaitan Valdizan?

Vilma Gaitan Valdizan typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Vilma Gaitan Valdizan speak?

Vilma Gaitan Valdizan conducts therapy sessions in English and Spanish.

Can I book an appointment with Vilma Gaitan Valdizan online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Vilma Gaitan Valdizan online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.