I Support the Latinx Community in Overcoming Mental Health Stigma
Learn About Me and How I Can Help
Reyna Valdez, LSW
Hello, my name is Reyna Valdez and I’m a bilingual psychotherapist at Latinx Talk Therapy. I like to include humor, mentorship, and Spanglish in sessions. My clinical approach is eclectic, which means that I include multiple approaches based on my clients’ experiences, preferences, and needs. I take a strength-based approach when helping Latinx clients move towards their desired lifestyles and goals. My theoretical approach is holistic and includes self-esteem building skills and self-exploration.
As a Latinx individual myself, I understand the importance of honoring and embracing our experiences. Our community faces adversities and injustices that have impacted our perspectives, emotional well-being, and mental health. Assisting you in your healing, building confidence, and protecting your energy is the focus of my therapy approach. Together, we can identify negative and positive patterns, focus on solutions, and embark on a journey of self-discovery.
I am dedicated to helping you overcome the inner battles this community faces when it comes to their mental and emotional well-being. By consistently working towards growth, you will be able to leave anxiety, depression, and trauma behind and embrace a life filled with courage, confidence, and success.
Seeing you enjoy a life filled with positive energy and an optimistic outlook is what motivates me to help you achieve your personal and professional aspirations.
You Don’t Have to Face Your Struggles Alone, I Am Here to Help
In my previous professional experiences, I have worked with children, adults, and families who have found themselves in stressful predicaments with no clear path forward. I have witnessed the mental and emotional strain that symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can have on individuals. I have supported individuals in managing feelings of being stuck, low motivation, overwhelm, fear, frustration, distrust, and loneliness. These symptoms can hinder your journey towards happiness and success in all areas of your life. I understand the difficulties that come with confronting these struggles. Overcoming mental and emotional suffering is a dynamic process, and it may take time to achieve complete success. Fortunately, with my assistance, you can work towards the success you seek.
Get to Know A Little Bit More About Me
I was born and raised in West Aurora. I grew up in a Mexican household in a predominantly Mexican-immigrant neighborhood. I am a native Spanish speaker. I consider myself creative and enjoy participating in community projects that involve using art to raise awareness about mental health. I began my career at Aurora University, where I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, specializing in child welfare. During my undergraduate studies, I also worked with a DCFS agency for child welfare. I furthered my experience in mental health by working as a residential counselor in an adolescent psychiatric facility, and I have also worked in an adult psychiatric hospital.
I find passion and happiness in helping native and ethnic Latinx individuals overcome the emotions and mental burdens that prevent them from achieving their goals and aspirations.
I primarily work with ethnic minorities to address acculturation concerns, family adjustment issues, attachment challenges, and trauma. Additionally, I provide treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, work-life balance, and relationships.