Valarie McDowell-Gunn,PhD, LCSW

Valarie McDowell-Gunn,PhD, LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - CSW008139
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care


Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

My Approach to Helping

A Healthy Heart Starts With The Mind

While I often use a combination of therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Body-Mind Psychotherapy. I am sure to tailor my approach to meet the treatment needs of each individual client. I warmly engage with each client and incorporate the client's individual worldview to aid in healing and recovery.

More Info About My Practice

The mission of HeartSync Therapy, LLC is to facilitate growth and healing to all, via individual, couple’s, family, and group therapy. HeartSync Therapy, LLC promotes relevant, research-based theories as an advocate for patient success and mentors associate licensed therapists for their professional betterment.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    I competently work with a people of multiple backgrounds and identities. I treat a variety of concerns such as substance abuse,, adjustment problems, PTSD, depression, anxiety, family cohesion problems, and relationship problems.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • Professional Sports
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions

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