Quanique "Q" Valera
Quanique ‘Q’ Valera, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has earned her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Social Work from the University of Central Florida and has been providing counseling services for over 10 years. She has experience working with a wide spectrum of challenges & disorders including anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, end of life, grief, gender and sexuality, marriage & relationship conflict, personality disorders, behavioral issues, ADHD, adjustment disorders, multicultural acculturation disturbances and more at our office.
In addition to her graduate training, Quanique provides a non-judgmental, authentic and trustworthy environment as the basis for the counseling experience and her theoretical core is a Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic approach. She also incorporates other modalities such as Family Systems, Solution-Focused, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and EMDR. Her experience in multiple settings such as community mental health,GLBTQ+ medical center, hospice, the foster care system and a domestic violence shelter have assisted in enriching her skills as a counselor. Quanique works with a variety of populations including individuals, children, adolescents, couples and families.