Sitonja  Valenzuela

Sitonja Valenzuela

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
North Carolina Accepting Online
Updated September 17, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Body image
  • Depression
  • Men's health

Professional statement

Sitonja Valenzuela has over 7 years of experience providing clinical mental health services to various ages, genders, ethnic and socio-economic populations. She is a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) for the state of North Carolina. She is known as a generalist counselor which simply means she work with a wide-range of diagnoses (social anxiety, depression, social isolation, stress, and relationship issues just to name a few). Specialty areas and doctoral research is centered around body image issues. She is passionate about leadership and advocacy related to diversity and inclusion. More importantly, Sitonja believes her clients have everything "within" them and around them to heal. Inner work is key! Integrated approaches and holistic modalities will be used in session.


Message to clients

I look forward working with you.

Sending love, light, and positive energy your way!

Important:

Currently not accepting clients for grief and loss.

I do not accept high risk clients.

I usually get booked quickly. Please schedule your appointment today!


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Body dysmorphia - Coping with negative beliefs and feelings of shame about one’s appearance; building skills to manage distressing situations and thought patterns

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna

Sitonja Valenzuela is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • United Healthcare
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (60min)
  • Initial session: $120 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Mental Health Counselor, 2015 - 2019

University of North Carolina at Pembroke, MA.ED, 2015
Fayetteville State University , BA, 2009


Licensure

North Carolina: 12480


Languages

English