SOBEYDA VALLE-ELLIS, LCSW, Director

Sobeyda is a relationship expert with 20+ years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker. She is bilingual, Spanish-English, and Multi-cultural. Formerly a Clinical Supervisor at Redeemer Counseling Services in NYC. She is the Director of HeartMatters NYC Counseling and offers transformational therapies to individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Approach To Therapy

In her approach to therapy, she uses different experiential methods. She is certified as an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. Also has advanced training in AEDP for Couples, Coherence Therapy and EMDR. She helps her clients to draw upon their Christian faith as a vital source of hope, power, and resource for a flourishing life. She delights in helping her clients to retell their stories of trauma, tragedy, and loss to new stories of grace, redemption, and transformation.

In addition to being an excellent clinician, she is a trainer and has done workshops and retreats on topics such as Cultivating Intimacy, Understanding Conflict, Growing in Spiritual Friendships, Kindling Passion in Marriage, Identity Formation in Immigrant Families, among others. She is also sought after for her emotionally-focused approach and practical style of supervision.

Education

  • Columbia School of Social Work, NYC MSW 1991
  • Multicultural Family Institute, NJ. MFT Certification 1999.

License & Certification

  • LCSW NY State
  • EFT Certification
  • EMDR Certification candidate
  • Gottman Marital Therapy Certification candidate
  • Certification as Prepare-Enrich Premarital Facilitator

Professional Memberships

  • NASW
  • NYCEFT
  • ICEEFT
  • AEDP