Call For An Appointment 720.812.8493We are a practice that specializes in providing mental health therapy for individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, concussion, or stroke. Lucia Valdez, LCSW serves clients throughout Colorado.
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Lucia Valdez, LCSW provides treatment that is specific to the challenges and needs of brain injury survivors. We address common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma with the understanding of how they develop or are made worse by an injury to the brain. In addition, we work with brain injury survivors on examining the pre- vs post-injury self to start rebuilding a new sense of self so they can live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

  • We offer therapy via video and telephone and will travel to client’s if there are issues with accessing technology.
  • Insurance: Medicaid, Medicare

Specialties and Expertise:

  • Adjustment disorders secondary to TBI
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Stoke
  • Concussion

Lucia Valdez, LCSW

Lucia Valdez, LCSW

Lucia Valdez, LCSW

Lucia, having a personal experience with a family member who suffered a traumatic brain injury, decided that she would dedicate herself to working with brain injury survivors. Lucia started by pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder in psychology with a focus on recovery of function following brain injury. Lucia continued by graduating Magna Magna cum Laude with her Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Denver with a special concentration in Family Systems Practice. Lucia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). Lucia is an affiliate professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) undergraduate social work program.

Lucia has 20 years of experience working with brain injury survivors across the entire continuum of care. During her time working with those who have been affected by a brain injury, Lucia realized that the greatest challenges are experienced when the individual “graduates” from traditional therapy and tries to reintegrate back to their former lives. Lucia recognized that a missing component to rehabilitation is that behavioral and mental health needs are often ignored or there are limited resources for survivors to access. Lucia is passionate and drives her practice to meet the needs of mental and behavioral health services for all individuals that have been impacted by a brain injury. Lucia has developed a treatment modality that is specific to the challenges and needs of brain injury survivors and is focused on helping survivors rebuild a sense of self to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

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