Sitonja Valenzuela , Therapist in North Carolina — Zencare
Sitonja  Valenzuela
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Sitonja Valenzuela

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
North Carolina Accepting Online
Updated October 19, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Body image
  • Depression
  • Men's health

Professional statement

Sitonja Valenzuela is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor for individuals in Fayetteville, NC specializing in helping her clients with body image issues. Many of Sitonja’s clients are struggling with self-love and have negative, harmful relationships with their bodies. Using a structured-based curriculum, Sitonja helps her clients develop a new and healthy relationship with their bodies.

In session with Sitonja, clients learn more about their thoughts and behaviors as well as the role that their thoughts and behaviors play with their emotions. Using integrated therapy approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused interventions, motivational interviewing, reality therapy, and expressive arts therapy, to teach clients about harmful thought patterns and how to build better coping and communication skills to avoid them. She is a strengths-based therapist, which means that she believes wholeheartedly that each client has everything they need within and around them to heal. Together, Sitonja and her clients leverage these strengths to find purpose by transforming fear into goals that will encourage growth.

Sitonja understands that people come from different backgrounds and is sensitive to the different life experiences, practices and beliefs these backgrounds bring. She is committed to making her space a safe harbor for any who need it.


Message to clients

I look forward working with you!

Sending love, light, and positive energy your way!

Important:

Currently not accepting clients for grief and loss.

I do not accept high risk clients.

I usually get booked quickly. Please schedule your appointment today!


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Body dysmorphia - Coping with negative beliefs and feelings of shame about one’s appearance; building skills to manage distressing situations and thought patterns

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

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

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna

Sitonja Valenzuela is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (60min)
  • Initial session: $120 (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:

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

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
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 6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am to 12:00pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Mental Health Counselor, 2015 - 2019

University of North Carolina at Pembroke, MA.ED, 2015
Fayetteville State University , BA, 2009


Licensure

North Carolina: 12480


Languages

English