Seph  Valoren
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Seph Valoren

He/Him/His

Licensed Social Worker, LSW Practice: PA Counseling Co-op Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Updated January 15, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Trauma
  • Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink

Professional statement

I am a resident clinician who has worked in community mental health for more than 10 years in environments as varied as hospice care, juvenile group homes, sexual assault crisis support, and justice-involved individuals. I was raised in a working-class home in northern California and became involved in politics, environmental activism, and community organizing at a young age. These experiences complement my formal education in behavioral science and social work, focusing on clinical therapeutic applications with clients identifying with LGBTQ+, kink, ethical non-monogamy, and ‘geek’ culture. Outside of my practice, I teach sociology and psychology at a Delaware college. In my free time I enjoy travel, museum-going, cooking, spending time with my dog, and fiction writing.


Message to clients

As a therapist, I’ll work collaboratively with you to focus on the change you want to see in your life, identify the barriers standing in your way, and serve as a guide, supporter, and source of empowerment toward understanding and overcoming those obstacles. Typical sessions with me include a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Rogerian, Client-Centered Therapy. My goal is for my clients to leave each session feeling heard, understood, and making progress toward becoming the person you want to be.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $150
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00AM to 2:15PM at Telehealth
  • Tue 8:00AM to 5:00PM at Telehealth
  • Wed 8:00AM to 8:00PM at Telehealth
  • Thu 12:00PM to 7:00PM at Telehealth
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Candor Consulting, Resident Therapist, 2022 - 2023

Delaware State University, Master of Social Work, 2023


Licensure

Pennsylvania: SW140957

Supervisor: Stacie Courtney-Mustaphi (LMFT MF001261)


Languages

English