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About Me

Valerie Traynham, LPCC, SEP

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Somatic Experiencing Practioner in Beaumont, California

Dear Soul: you are not broken, just pained from contending with this pilgrimage we call life! It’s hard, rugged, and filled with unexpected twists and turns. The good news? You don’t have to venture it alone. If you’re ready to tend to those wounds and change the course of your direction; advancing toward a journey filled with hope, courage, bravery, and healing, do not hesitate to reach out. Please allow me the honor of accompanying you on an exploration toward your truer, deeper, and more revitalized self.


Hi, I’m Valerie. Helping others has always been a passion of mine, or at least as far back as I can remember. And being curious too, I loved asking questions, I still do (sorry family)! Being curious and passionate has served me well... because of these qualities I have created a therapeutic space rooted in love, using empathy, patience, and active listening to explore the root causes of suffering in the beautiful humans who entrust me with their experiences.


I hold the therapeutic relationship with the utmost honor and respect; a valuable interaction where I am allowed the privilege of learning about you, how you see the world, the experiences that have brought you to where you are today, and the unique qualities that make you… YOU! I am not here to tell you what to do or how to live your life, you are your own boss. Instead, I am here to walk alongside you in your journey, explore what gets in your way and create a space of curiosity to promote healing. I will help to challenge the negative thoughts/beliefs about yourself and examine how they have helped you to survive, but are no longer serving you. Through curiosity, we will begin to sort out the puzzle pieces of life to create your big picture. In my presence you are seen, heard, validated, and challenged in a caring and compassionate way that facilitates growth and change. It may be difficult, and can be scary (at times), but it's the work worth doing.


In session, I will always meet you where you are and work with the “here and now.” I am always looking for opportunities to create self-awareness, which fosters choice, leading to empowerment. I LOVE learning and I am always seeking ways to attain more knowledge and wisdom in order to grow as a clinician. My passion is working with trauma and I use Somatic Experiencing (SE) to help clients connect the mind/body experience for full integration into the human experience. I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).

If you’re ready to awaken the warrior within, or maybe you just want a safe space to work toward self-awareness, I invite you to take the courageous step toward healing by scheduling a consultation. Your path has not reached a dead end; if you are breathing, thinking, feeling, doing; you are surviving! It’s time to change up the narrative, start taking the path less traveled, and thrive. Therein lies the adventure! I look forward to sharing space with you and learning your story. Thanks for reading.

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