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Michael Valdez, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Michael Valdez, LMHC Office and Other Patient Information

Primary Office

Office 1: Baptist Behavioral Health - Bridge Program

836 Prudential Drive , Pavilion Bldg, Suite 1506
, Jacksonville, FL 32207


Michael Valdez, LMHC Biography and Info

Michael A. Valdez, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. He is comfortable working with a variety of clients including those with severe persistent mental health issues, going through life transitions, in emotional distress, and those seeking balance and mental wellness. Working in inpatient and outpatient settings, Michael has experience in group therapy and individual therapy, and has a variety of expertise and tools that can assist those in crisis or those trying to juggle day-to-day challenges.

  • LGBTQ+
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective disorder
  • Stress management
  • Work/life balance and life transitions
  • Substance abuse and addiction

About Me

I was born and raised in the Caribbean, spent some time both on the East coast and West coast before settling in Chicago for many years. I moved to Jacksonville in 2014 to be closer to family and make a life here. I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, volunteering, running, doing fitness boot-camp, going to the beach, and reading a good book.

I believe everyone wants to be heard, to be understood, to be validated, and to feel like they matter. I believe that everyone has an inner capacity for healing and it is my job to nurture that innate ability to increase growth and self-fulfillment.


  • Licensed Mental Health Professional


  • English

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Medical Center Beaches
  • Baptist Medical Center Nassau

Legal Practice Name

  • Baptist Behavioral Health, LLC

Michael Valdez, LMHC Additional Information

Education & Training

  • Master of Arts in Coulselling Psychology - Graduate

    Illinois Institute of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

  • Bachelor of Psychology - Undergraduate

    Boston University - Boston , MA

    1991 – 1995

  • Master of Arts - Graduate

    Illinois School of Professional Psychology

    2004 – 2007