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 over 12 years of direct clinical experience and 7 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.
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.
Self Esteem Issues
Grief and Loss
Cultural and Diversity Issues
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.
Note: Please note that Mona Valeriano, LCSW is scheduled to go on leave August 5th 2019 through mid November 2019 and will not be accepting any new clients at that time.
Please contact her associates in lieu of contacting her directly during these dates. Thank you.