Valerie Beltrán, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #106049
Valerie can be reached at:

(925) 297-5230​

Couples, Sleep or Insomnia, Trauma

Ever fascinated by people and their stories, from an early age, it seemed that a career as a therapist chose me.
Having grown up with two ethnic backgrounds (Mexican & American) while living on the border between two countries (Mexico & U.S.A), I have become adept at metaphorically walking between worlds, and I know what it’s like to struggle with cultural identity.​
I have a gentle, yet firm approach to therapy, which can sometimes feel like deep work and sometimes like a conversation with a life-long friend.
My approach is compassionate, direct, collaborative and research-based. I integrate Western psychological methods with Eastern and indigenous traditions, along with cutting-edge research on the mind-body connection.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a technique that utilizes bilateral stimulation to process difficult memories in a new way.
I also incorporate therapeutic techniques that allow you to:

  •  Increase self-awareness/mindfulness
  • Reframe thought patterns and habits
  • Create new meaning from old stories

​I see couples / families, adults, & children of all ages.​
Call/email me for a free consultation (in person or via phone or secure video chat).