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  • Jan Alfred B. Valdes, MA, LMFT

    • Psychotherapists
    • Counseling Services
    Jan Alfred B. Valdes
    2729 Fourth Avenue, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92103
    (619) 535-0085
    Hours:
    Call, text, or email for scheduling and availability.

    About Us

    Additional location in Sorrento Valley: 5230 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite 316, San Diego, CA 92121 - Alfie, how can you help me? - I approach therapy in a way that embraces a positive view of the read more
    • About

      Additional location in Sorrento Valley: 5230 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite 316, San Diego, CA 92121 - Alfie, how can you help me? - I approach therapy in a way that embraces a positive view of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and all other sexual and gender minorities. I acknowledge that coming out is important, and there is much more to our lives. I understand that every person is unique and deserves to be treated as such. I treat my clients with respect and dignity, and affirm who they are in a we all deserve. Regarding work in therapy, I start with the things that are most important to my clients and go from there. I work with individuals, couples, families, and teens.

      Why choose a gay therapist?
      I am a proud gay male therapist. I’m married to my partner of whom makes life absolutely worth living; however, my happiness with my partner comes at a price. It comes with decades of enduring homophobia in varying degrees and in various circumstances. I’ve had to navigate those challenges myself and have gained more balance both as a multicultural gay man and as a therapist… but what does this mean for you?

      It is important to consider the potential advantages of choosing a gay-identified therapist. Studies show that gay-identified therapists are rated as being significantly more helpful to gays and lesbians than male heterosexual therapists. Gay-identified therapists may have a greater understanding of issues related to sexuality, gender, gender expression, heterosexism, homophobia, and dealing with hate.

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    • Whom to Contact

      • Alfie Valdes, LMFT
        Psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist MFC101103
        Jan Alfred B. Valdes
        2729 Fourth Avenue, Suite 3
        San Diego, CA 92103
        Phone: (619) 535-0085
    • Directions

      From North, take 163 freeway South, exit University Ave, turn right on Upas Street, and left on 4th. From South, take 5 freeway North, exit 4th Ave and turn right.