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Angel Ortega-Valentin Psychotherapy, LCSW

Angel Ortega-Valentin is a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker and founding partner of Evolving Counseling, LLC. He specializes in CBT with a trauma-informed approach when working with individuals and their families to address behavioral health or substance abuse needs. In his spare time, he enjoys family, practicing his golf swing, and running.

Angel Ortega-Valentin is a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker and founding partner of Evolving Counseling, LLC. He specializes in CBT with a trauma-informed approach when working with individuals and their families to address behavioral heal…

Angel Ortega-Valentin is a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker and founding partner of Evolving Counseling, LLC. He specializes in CBT with a trauma-informed approach when working with individuals and their families to address behavioral health or substance abuse needs. In his spare time, he enjoys family, practicing his golf swing, and running.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
  • Tampa
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • Florida
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“My goal is to become an ally in the client’s self-discovery, help them gain new perspectives on themselves, and guide them in reaching their desired potential by identifying attainable, measurable goals.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Growing up, I knew I wanted to be of service to others in one form or another. While obtaining my undergraduate degree, I enrolled in a psychology class to gain a better understanding of human behaviors and thus began my social work career. I have experience working in the medical setting, legal system, and targeted case management for adolescents and their families. I have also worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse as well as those with co-occurring behavioral and substance abuse issues in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My goal is to become an ally in the client’s self-discovery, help them gain new perspectives on themselves, and guide them in reaching their desired potential by identifying attainable, measurable goals.
What should someone know about working with you?
I enjoy working with a diverse population and folks from all walks of life. I truly find it a privilege to be offered a glimpse into someone's life and keep that at the forefront of my interactions and intake process. While I have knowledge of identifying maladaptive thought processes and behaviors, clients I interact with are the experts on themselves. By developing a client-centered approach and utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods, I assist clients in developing insight into what progress looks like for them and establishing sustainable, meaningful change.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Who knew telehealth would still be around to the degree it is today?! While it isn't for everyone, I do believe it offers those who may have been resistant toward seeking help a greater level of comfort and security in the initial phases of treatment. Additionally, potentially limiting factors in scheduling (e.g., traffic and work) are circumvented, thus making access to care more feasible for clients.
“By developing a client-centered approach and utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods, I assist clients in developing insight into what progress looks like for them and establishing sustainable, meaningful change.”