About Valerie Sadon
Valerie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specializes in the evidence-based treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Chronic Pain.
Valerie is trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), attachment-based therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.
As a therapist, her style is warm, collaborative and direct. She works to educate and empower her clients with science-based tools to heal from difficult-to-treat problems.
Valerie obtained her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Master in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She received her clinical training at Peace Over Violence, working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and at the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health's Edmund D. Edelman Clinic, treating patients with severe and persistent mental illness.
Valerie gained her post-graduate training at The People Concern (TPC) in Santa Monica, CA, where she specialized in the treatment of mental health crises, severe and persistent mental illness, trauma, and substance abuse disorders.
Her post-licensure training and experience continued in the private practice sector at Change Within Reach, David Plotkin & Associates and at the Pain Psychology Center, where she worked under the direct supervision of Alan Gordon, LCSW, the developer of Pain Reprocessing Therapy.
Valerie Sadon, LCSW #60808