"Like Meditation, therapy can be a vehicle for a kind of reappraisal. It, too, can seem like a long walk that suddenly opens up into an extraordinary vision of something that has always been available but has been unrecognized." 

- Mark Epstein, M.D.


About Me

Mona Saba Valeriano (formerly know as Mona El Yousef) received a Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California (2008), following her undergraduate studies with a double major BA in Psychology and Communication, also from the University of Southern California (2004). She has 14 years of direct clinical experience and 9 years of experience in providing clinical supervision to license-eligible associates. She has worked with a variety of clients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and mental health conditions. 

Mona has obtained further training in Eye Movement Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, attended a 30 week Eating Disorders Training and completed a year-long training in psychoanalysis at the Los Angeles Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies. 


Mona's style is intuitive, empathic, genuine, non-judgmental, and challenging. She believes that clients have the capacity to know themselves best, and she acts as an agent of change towards self-illumination and growth. Mona approaches her work with a spiritually integrated focus on the mind, body, and soul, using this integration to bring the unconscious into the conscious.


LCSW 27612 

California Issued 7/30/2011


Areas of Focus and Specialization 

While Mona has worked extensively with all types of clients, these are her main areas of focus and specialization.

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Mood Disorders

  • Addiction

  • LGBTQ Issues

  • Codependency 

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Self Esteem Issues

  • Eating Disorders 

  • Grief and Loss

  • Cultural and Diversity Issues 

  • Somatic Complaints 

Mona's practice is located in the heart of Los Feliz, CA, close to neighboring communities of Glendale, Echo Park, Highland Park, and East Los Angeles.


Contact Me

For any questions you have, you can reach me here:

Mona Saba Valeriano, MSW, LCSW

4620 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles CA 90027

(323) 942-9520


© 2019 by Mona Valeriano