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Houston Spanish Speaking Psychotherapists

Lourdes Valdes, PhD


Dr. Valdes is a licensed clinical psychologist with almost 30 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in treating anxiety and also has extensive experience in treating and managing a variety of disorders including OCD, phobias, encopresis, enuresis, feeding issues (in young children), ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, and oppositional behaviors. Dr. Valdes uses behavioral and cognitive methods that have clear scientific support for their effectiveness and efficiency. Her methods are active, directive, and educative; she aims at solving the problems that the client faces here and now. When treating children, she primarily uses a family-based approach and particularly enjoys working with families to help them find ways to more positively interact with their children as well as effectively manage and nurture behavior.

For almost two decades, Dr. Valdes has continually facilitated social skills groups for school and middle school-age children who need to learn to more effectively interact with peers; she is certified in the UCLA Peers program. She also performs psychological evaluations and learning assessments (with the exception of evaluations for autistic spectrum disorders, and forensic evaluations which she does not do). Equally fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Valdes has received specialized training in working with children with medical problems and concurrent psychological concerns. 

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professional psychotherapy services

With the support of certified specialists in the area

  • Doctorate in psychology

    University of Pittsburgh

  • Clinical psychology internship

    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Postdoctoral training in pediatric psychology

    Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital

  • Conducted clinical research in the following areas

    Behavior disorders in children with developmental disabilities correlates of postpartum depression, and toddler’s development of a sense of self.

  • Licensed Psychologist in Texas (2001)

    Licensing by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists permits a psychologist to practice independently in the state of Texas

  • Certification In PEERS® for Adolescents (2018)

    This certification allows implementation of the PEERS® intervention into clinical practice. The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.

  • PSYPACT (2020)

    PSYPACT is an agreement reached by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards to facilitate telehealth and temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across jurisdictional boundaries. Dr. Valdes’ credentials and experience has been approved by PSYPACT and she can now practice telehealth in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.

  • Dr. Valdes is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54 of APA), the Texas Psychological Association, the Houston Psychological Association, and the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society. She currently serves on the professional advisory board for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association Southern Region (ADDA-SR), a community organization supporting individuals impacted by ADHD.

Therapy in Spanish and English

Contact methods
    • lourdes@drvaldes.net

    • 832-437-6260

    • 633 E. Fernhurst Drive, Suite 501, Katy, TX 77450

  • Clinical Schedule:
    Monday – Friday from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm

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