Telephone: +1 (415) 683-0470

Office Hours: 8am-8pm Tuesday-Thursday

Josie Valderrama, Psy.D.

A primary focus of my practice is working with LGBTQ clients and other sexual minorities (poly; kink). As a psychologist, my goal is to collaborate with you on your healing, learning and growth. My approach combines talk therapy with experiential depth work including mindfulness, somatic attunement, generative trance states and self-integrating modalities such as internal family systems.

I resonate with shamanic traditions and view life as an unfolding journey. At the same time, I ground my approach in science and empirically-supported techniques. I endeavor to model a holistic and cross-systems approach which embraces non-duality and the truth of paradox.

For some, the therapeutic process is an important step in one’s development and personal evolution. I look forward to the vital work I do with my clients, utilizing clinical tools and real-world experience to facilitate transformation and empowerment.

I know what it feels like to live with emotional turmoil, uncertainty, and confusion- frustration at wanting to live up to your potential, but feeling stymied. Seeking out therapy is courageous and momentum-building, a step which demonstrates commitment to loving oneself. Change your life for the better! Illuminate your path through self-determination, nurturance, compassion and connection with cherished values. I am happy to discuss further.

Clinical Approach

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) & other Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing™ (SE), Self-Relations Psychology, Generative Change trancework, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy & Self-Hypnosis

Areas of Clinical Work

Eight years of clinical experience, with specialization and expertise in:

  • Sexual Minorities (LGBTQ, Gender, Poly/Non-Monogamy, Kink/BDSM)

  • Anxiety and Avoidance

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship Issues

  • Identity & Intersectionality

  • Depression

  • Trauma, Abuse, Grief

  • Work-Life Balance

  • Mind-Body & Somatics

  • Self-Care for Activists

  • Artists, Musicians, Writers

  • Getting Unblocked

  • Perfectionism

  • Guilt & Self-Compassion

  • Emotional Regulation




$200-150 per hour. Sliding fee scale available, up to 50% reduction based on need.


Private pay (except for CalVCP - California Victim Compensation Program). Some insurance will partially reimburse for out-of-network psychologist – inquire with your provider.


267th Street, Suite 605, San Francisco, CA 94103. Office Hours: 8am-8pm Tuesday-Thursday