Valerie Ayala, LCSW

Provider type: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Access for disabilities: Yes

NPI Number: 1164695755


Spoken languages: English & Spanish

Serving: 6 & Up

About Valerie Ayala, LCSW

Valerie Ayala is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2011, with a concentration in Mental Health and a sub-concentration in Military Social work and Veterans Services. Valerie completed her clinical training at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in West Los Angeles working in the geriatric psychiatry department providing individual therapy and clinical assessments as well providing clinical case management to a diverse veteran population.

Valerie has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years, and over the past 7 years has been providing individual and family therapy services to children and adults in an outpatient setting. She is person centered and trauma informed in her approach, often incorporating cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapy approaches, working with each individual based on their unique needs. She has specialized training and is certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), working with parents and their young children with behavioral problems and also has had extensive training in areas such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, working with mood disorders, grief and loss, and crisis intervention.


  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Kaiser
  • PHCS/Multiplan
  • Self-Pay/Cash
  • Sharp Health Plan