Douglas Valdez (He/Him/EL)

Accepting Clients

I specialize in working with men and couples experiencing intimacy challenges related sexuality and connection.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Washington

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Are you finding it difficult to connect and be intimate with your partner/s because of recent changes in your life? Do you feel anxious when thinking about trying to be intimate because you're not sure how your changing body will react after your recent diagnosis? Physiological changes due to a medical diagnosis or because of life stressors can cause us to feel disconnected or lost. I provide holistic mental health support to help you learn tools to process these emotions.

My Background and Approach

I have extensive training in Sex Therapy with a focus on the bodies physiological response to stress and trauma. I specialize in working with "Men's Issues" to help you build connections to your partner/s when sex and sexuality are no longer happening in the relationship/s. It can be feel isolating when our bodies change and they are no longer responding the way they have in the past. My goal as your therapist is to collaborate with you to figure out what works best for you. Not every client is the same. I believe in working with you as an individual to hear your lived experiences and help you build tools that you can use outside of the therapy room to manage your presenting concerns. I earned a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with double certificates in Sex Therapy and Multicultural Counseling from Antioch University Seattle. I also earned a Masters in Oriental Medicine from National University of Health Sciences focusing on sexual health.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in creating a space for change. Everyone's lived experience and body is different so there isn't a one size fits all to healing and wellness. I lean to a Humanistic, person centered approach to therapy through a polyvagal lens however I tailor my approach to the individual. Often times our bodies are manifesting psychological traumas from our past which can be having a physiological response in the present. As a person living with an invisible acquired disability I have done a lot of my own work with my therapist to figure out what it's like to live in a body changing body and how to connect to my partner. I believe that the body and mind are incredibly resilient and strong therefore change, adaptation and growth are possible.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $160/session

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