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Speaker Profile

Valerie Uy

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Speaker & Consultant

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, DEI Speaker

Bio

Valerie Uy is a Chinese American Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and social justice advocate who is passionate about creating spaces of healing, connection and safety. Valerie strives to be aware of her own privileges and implicit biases in regards to anti-racism, spirituality, sex positivity, consensual non-monogamy, and LGBTQIA+ affirming practices. She inspires others through her authenticity and compassion to learn more about civic engagement and activism to support marginalized communities, and has a vested interest in supporting BIPOC communities through their experiences of racial trauma.

 

Valerie has been the speaker for conferences such as Asian Mental Health Collective’s TransformASIAN Conference, EM Collective’s Asian Mental Health Conference, ECAASU’s ‘Turning the Tides’ Conference, presented in panels for mental health regarding ‘Intergenerational Trauma’ and ‘Stress & Burnout’, and spoken at UC Irvine’s Psyber Guide’s Drop Ins regarding mental health.

 

Valerie received her Masters for Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University, CSPP and currently works at SeaPort Family Therapy Services in Fountain Valley, California. She has a passion for working with couples and individuals, specifically interracial couples, with racial trauma, generational trauma, infidelity/betrayal trauma, and substance use. She works through an attachment-based and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) lens to help identify deep-rooted hurt and pain that impacts her clients’ interpersonal relationships.

Specializations

Mental Health, AAPI Mental Health, Transgenerational Trauma, Racial Trauma, Chemical Dependency, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Experience

September 16, 2022

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Guest Speaker

Coping with Current & Transgenerational Racial Trauma in the AAPI Community. Presentation at OC-CAMFT September Luncheon.

2020-2022

Community Presentations

Panelist/Guest Speaker

  • Invited Panelist (Oct 12, 2022). BIPOC Therapists’ Experiences During COVID-19 Pandemic & Racial Justice Movements. Panel for Alliant International University, Irvine’s Trauma & Crisis Intervention Class.
  • Invited Panelist (Jul 28, 2022). Intergenerational Trauma. Panel for OC-CAMFT Prelicensed 3000 Hour Club.
  • Invited Panelist (Mar 25, 2022). Finishing the Road to Licensure. Panel for OC-CAMFT Prelicensed 3000 Hour Club.
  • Invited Panelist (May 1, 2022). Community Panel for Asian Mental Health Collective’s ‘TransformAsian’ Conference 2022.
  • Invited Guest Speaker (Apr 9, 2022). Coping with Current & Transgenerational Racial Trauma in the AAPI Community. Workshop & Closing Ceremony for East Coast Asian American Student Union’s (ECAASU) ‘Turning the Tides’ Conference 2022.
  • Invited Guest Lecturer (May 23, 2022). Coping with Current & Transgenerational Racial Trauma in the AAPI Community. Chapman University’s Multicultural Class.
  • Invited Guest Speaker. (May 4, 2022). Mental Health & the AAPI Communities. UC Irvine’s One Mind Psyber Guide Drop In’s for AAPI Heritage Month.
  • Invited Guest Lecturer (Apr 12, 2022). Coping with Current & Transgenerational Racial Trauma in BIPOC Communities. Hope International University’s MFT Multicultural Class.
  • Invited Guest Lecturer (Feb 1, 2022). Coping with Current & Transgenerational Racial Trauma in BIPOC Communities. Pepperdine University’s MFT Multicultural Class.
  • Invited Panelist (Oct 3, 2021). Stress & Burnout. Panel for EM Collective’s Asian Mental Health Panel Series.
  • Invited Panelist (Aug 22, 2021). Intergenerational Trauma. Panel for EM Collective’s Asian Mental Health Panel Series.
  • Guest Speaker (Jun 7, 2021). Coping with Current & Transgenerational Trauma in the AAPI Community. Presentation at EM Collective’s Asian Mental Health Conference 2021.
  • Invited Guest Speaker. (May 5, 2021). Mental Health & the AAPI Communities. UC Irvine’s One Mind Psyber Guide Drop In’s for AAPI Heritage Month.
  • Invited Guest Speaker. (Dec 7, 2020). Anxiety through an Attachment Lens. UC Irvine’s One Mind Psyber Guide Drop-Ins.
  • Invited Panelist (Nov 5, 2020). Alumni Panel. Panel for Alliant International University, Irvine.
Services

Topics

  • Coping with Current & Transgenerational Racial Trauma in the AAPI Community (or can be generalized to BIPOC Communities for basic psychoeducation)
  • AAPI Mental Health
  • BIPOC Mental Health
  • COVID-19 Pandemic & Collective Trauma
  • Generational Trauma: Breaking the Cycle & Healing Legacies of Pain
  • Implicit Biases
  • Self-of-the-Therapist & Implicit Biases to support therapy for all races, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, genders, body sizes, abilities
  • Providing Trauma-Informed, Culturally Competent & Inclusive Care
  • Cultural Competency & Chemical Dependency
  • Attachment & Substance Use