Cisco Valentine

Master’s Level Clinician, Addictions, Grief Specialist

Cisco Valentine

Cisco Valentine

Master's Level Clinician/Addictions/Grief Specialist

Cisco has joined Bloom after serving in the United States Air Force for over a decade. Cisco’s area of expertise was as a Search and Recovery Specialist, where he functioned as a first responder to situations involving rescue, suicide and loss. Cisco functioned in several roles that included processing and preparing human remains, followed by helping family members emotionally process their feelings of loss. He also served as an honorary guard member during the military wakes that followed. This experience gave Cisco insight into the emotional ambiguity and confusion that occurs with military and family members when an individual is physically gone. Cisco’s time in the Air Force has taught him to encourage the individual grieving process that occurs for each of us in situations involving bereavement and emotional dysregulation. Cisco continues to serve in the National Guard one weekend a month, with a plan to serve at least twenty years in our US Military.

Cisco holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Lewis University and graduates this spring with his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specializing in Addictions. Cisco uses a psychodynamic and emotion focused style of therapy to support client’s individual needs with a goal to break down the walls that have kept them “stuck” until now. Cisco’s areas of expertise, among others, include grief, loss, anger management and addictive behaviors. Cisco continues to serve in the Air Force Reserves one weekend a month, with a plan to serve at least twenty years in our US Military.