Long Beach

Valetta Kirchner

LMFT

LIC NO. 99603

My professional practice of 15 years provides an extensive and varied experiential base that informs my pragmatic and eclectic approach to treatment. I choose from a variety of psychological schools tailoring the therapeutic process to each individual’s specific challenges and needs while nurturing awareness and self-compassion. I believe each person deserves a holistic approach that integrates psychological factors with overall health, social environment as well as economic and physical circumstances. I view presenting symptoms as coping strategies and the therapist’s role as facilitating the fine tuning of some strategies and the exploration of more effective solutions for others. I aspire to provide dynamic therapeutic services that reflect professional best-practices in a comfortable and non-judgmental setting while striving to be welcoming, genuine, transparent and empathetic. Most people find they connect with me easily. I invite you to see for yourself.

Specialties

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ
  • Personal Growth
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Abortion
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • and Miscarriage
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Adoption
  • Aging Concerns
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attachment
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Body-focused repetitive
  • Body Image Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Burnout
  • Cancer
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impusivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Coparenting
  • Coping Skills
  • Dependency
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Caregiving Stress
  • Family Conflict / Family Issues
  • Foster Care Issues
  • Gambling
  • Gay
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief / Loss
  • Highly Sensitive Person
  • Historical/Intergenerational Trauma
  • Hoarding
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Impulsivity
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Insomnia
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Immigration
  • Job Stress
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Lesbian
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Physical Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal
  • Postpartum
  • Political Climate
  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships
  • Psychosis
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • School Issues
  • Social Issues
  • Social Phobia
  • Self-Harming
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Teen Violence
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adoption Issues
  • Affective Disorders
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Health Disability
  • Life Management Counseling
  • Life Problems
  • Parenting Issues
  • Physical Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Family Systems
  • AIDS / HIV
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Dating
  • Existential Concerns
  • Phobias
  • Social Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Comorbidity
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Neurotic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Offenders
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Chronic Disability
  • Crisis Intevention
  • Fertility Issues
  • Occupational Issues
  • Coaching
  • Child Abuse
  • Chronic Mental Disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue