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Valetta Kirchner, LMFT

Valetta Kirchner, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LIC NO. 99603

Long Beach, CA


My professional practice of 15+ years provides an extensive and varied experiential base that informs my pragmatic and eclectic approach to treatment. I choose from a variety of psychological schools tailoring the therapeutic process to each individual’s specific challenges and needs while nurturing awareness and self-compassion. I believe each person deserves a holistic approach that integrates psychological factors with overall health, social environment as well as economic and physical circumstances. I view presenting symptoms as coping strategies and the therapist’s role as facilitating the fine tuning of some strategies and the exploration of more effective solutions for others. I aspire to provide dynamic therapeutic services that reflect professional best-practices in a comfortable and non-judgmental setting while striving to be welcoming, genuine, transparent and empathetic. Most people find they connect with me easily. I invite you to see for yourself. I work with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages with mild to severe symptoms; individuals, couples, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds including LGBTQ+. I am experienced in treating a wide range of presenting issues such as: • Stress, anxiety, panic • Depression and other mood disorders, anger, trauma, suicidality • Grief and loss, life transitions including postpartum mental health, acculturation issues • Challenges with (sexual) identity and/or sexual orientation • Relationship issues, incl. open relationships and dating • Eating disorders and substance use/abuse (familiar with 12 Steps) • Hallucinations, delusions, paranoia • As well as the influence of mental and physical health on well-being and life satisfaction with its effects on self-esteem, concentration, productivity, etc. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California, fluent in English and German.


Adjustment Disorder
Aging Concerns
Behavioral Issues
Bipolar Disorder
Body Image (Concerns/Issues)
Borderline Personality
Chronic Illness
Coping Skills
Dual Diagnosis
Eating Disorders
Family Conflict
Mood Disorders
Narcissistic Personality
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Relationship Issues
Peer Relationships
Marital and Premarital
Life Transitions
Life Coaching
Job Stress
Impulse Control Disorders
Highly Sensitive Person
Foster Care Issue
Family Caregiving Stress
Oppositional Defiance/Opposition Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Polyamorous and Open Relationships
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
School Issues
Substance Use
Suicidal Ideation/Thoughts
Abortion, Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage

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