Dulcinea Sánchez Valdez, LMFT

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison

of what lies inside of you"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson -



Pronouns: She/Her

Free 15-min Intake Call

Online or In-Person Sessions

Individuals: $120 per 50-min Session

 Optum/United Healthcare accepted

Couples: Private pay only.

$135 for first assessment session (90 minutes) and $120 for subsequent sessions (50 minutes).

​​Payment is due at the beginning of each session. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.


Teens/Adolescents 12+



Family Therapy

Sesiones disponibles en Español 




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Thank you for considering Austin Mindfulness Center (AMC) and visiting my information page as you
take this next step in your journey. Looking for a therapist is a brave step that shows strength and advocacy for yourself. It is important to take a second to sit with that. Many people seek out therapy for different reasons sometimes for loss, trauma, life transitions, anxiety and depression, feeling stuck in life, and sometimes for help adding coping skills for day to day life. By taking a mindfulness approach, we will find ways to navigate through past experiences and the curve balls life throws at us.

How I Work

Being a Marriage and Family Therapist, I fundamentally believe the family is a system and if something is going on with one person in the family, it will likely affect other members of the family. As such we are products of our environment. In working together, I will acknowledge that you are the expert of you and provide you with a safe space to explore concerns and build on strengths learning new healthy coping skills.

My approach to therapy is mainly rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, working with you to examine how thought, feeling, and behaviors are connected and how by navigating through changes in our lives with a more present and focus lens we can minimize anxiety, allowing us to challenge unhelpful thoughts and thus add to our coping skills toolbox. I am also a believer that therapy is not a one size fits all approach and that culture can play an important role in the therapeutic experience, therefore I have an eclectic therapeutic style depending on the needs of the client, and work mainly from a strengths based perspective incorporating different approaches as needed.

Professional Profile

Dulci is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development from Texas State University and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Dulci has experience working with children and their families in a variety of settings. She has provided clinical services to children, families, and individuals in English and Spanish since 2013 and has experience working with clients regarding anxiety, depression, behavioral and parenting concerns. She has experience and training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy working with individuals and families that have experienced trauma. When not in the therapist’s chair Dulci enjoys spending time with family, doodling, exploring new adventures, and finding that ever-elusive balance between enjoying life outdoors and binge watching Netflix.

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