Valerie Giannavola,LCSW, LCAS

Valerie Giannavola,LCSW, LCAS

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Licensed Addiction Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
Secondary Credential: LCAS
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8340 Bandford Way
Suite 101
Raleigh, North Carolina 27616

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My Approach to Helping

Specializing in all anxiety related disorders, professional and personal burnout, relationship and couples concerns (Gottman), and depression. Specialized populations served include: healthcare workers, education professionals, high demand and upper level professionals, new mothers and parents, parents to neuroatypical children and adults. In addition to those populations noted above, I have many years experience, starting in 2009, working with a broad range of individuals with varying needs.

Introductory remarks: Perhaps you're anxious, experiencing frequent panic, or feel down more often than not. Maybe you feel depleted by struggles within your relationship(s), are struggling to adjust to parenthood andor challenges of neuroatypical children, or are finding it difficult to manage your professional and personal stressors.

Carrying the weight of difficult to bear experiences and emotions can feel insurmountable at times.  Therapy is a process of growth, self-discovery, and a gradual build of hope.  In sessions, we will focus on your priorities and tailor your therapeutic process to show the true potential therapy has for improved self-awareness, helpful behavior change, smoother adjustments to life's challenges, and ultimately a more fulfilling life.

​Whether it's for just you or your relationship, I have the experience and expertise to find a way toward what matters to you most. 

Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote improved awareness of overlooked practical changes, transformation in the way you think and how you respond to your experiences. This has a profound influence on the way you feel and promotes a greater alignment with what matters most to you. I have the experience and expertise to find a way toward what matters to you most. 

Consider scheduling a complimentary 15 minute phone call to learn how I can help with your unique needs.

More Info About My Practice

Individual and couple's therapy, skilled group psychotherapy, licensed to treat addictions in addition to general mental health concerns.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Areas of specialization:
Anxiety, phobias, excessive worry
Professional and personal burnout
Parents of neuroatypical children and adults
Adjustment difficulties for new parents
Relationship & couple's concerns
Impaired self-image and self-esteem
Sleep disturbances
Social discomfort, social anxiety
Addictions including early interventions

Professionally licensed to provide mental health treatment including addictions

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    Treatment for:
    Anxiety, panic attacks and phobias
    Parents of neuroatypical children and adults
    Sleep disturbances or trouble falling or staying asleep
    Professional & personal burnout
    Trauma informed care
    Problematic substance use
    Addictions or early interventions
    Stress or adjustment related disorders including new parents
    Stress management

Industries & Communities Served

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

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Breakup
  • Career Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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