Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Provider type: Psychotherapist
Patient Age: Adult, Child & Adolescent
Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy
Irma F. Valsamakis, LICSW provides evidence based treatment to pre-teens, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma and stress-related disorders. Irma utilizes a warm and collaborative approach and implements a variety of modalities depending on patient’s needs, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Thearpy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic Therapy and mindfulness-based interventions.
Irma F. Valsamakis, LICSW earned her Masters in Social Work degree from Boston College in 2010. She completed her clinical training at Childrens Hospital’s Psychiatry Department where she provided clinical assessments and psychotherapy to children and families. After earning her Social Work degree, Irma worked as a psychotherapist for children and adults at a community mental health agency. Irma then moved on to work at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as an Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician where she provided short term therapy and care coordination to adult patients and also facilitated stress management medical group visits. Before joining PCA, Irma worked as psychotherapist at Pediatric Health Care Associates where she worked in an integrated care model providing care coordination, consultation, evaluation and psychotherapy. Irma also has a Masters in Child Development from Tufts University and is fluent in Spanish.