Valerie Giannavola


Valerie Giannavola


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Licensed Addiction Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
Secondary Credential: LCAS
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Schedule a free 15 minute phone call to discuss rates and how you can submit to insurance for out-of-network provider coverage.

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8340 Bandford Way
Suite 101
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615

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My Approach to Helping

If you are:
Struggling to healthfully cope with life's challenges.
Yearning to find balance between your professional and personal life.
Often feeling anxious or distressed.
Experiencing difficulties within your relationships.
Feeling overwhelmed by strong emotions.
Realizing that your daily life is negatively impacted by feeling sad or down.

I can help.

I will offer you clear direction and evidence based strategies developed through years of training and professional experience starting in 2010.

"We can head down this mountain together!" Frozen

More Info About My Practice

Individual and skilled group psychotherapy. Couples counseling for clients who identify as needing individual psychotherapy as well.

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

Professional burn out, adjustment to school related pressures including preparation for higher education, anxiety related concerns including persistent anxiety, avoidance, phobias, and general difficulties with excessive worry, depression, relationship and family concerns (including adjustments to breakups and discord within relationships as well as how to identify and set appropriate interpersonal boundaries), poor self-imageself-esteemself-worth, sleep disturbances (including insomnia), substance use concerns, and social discomfort including social anxiety and phobias.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Groups I Work With

    Treatment for:
    Anxiety, panic attacks and phobias
    Sleep disturbances or trouble falling or staying asleep
    Career Counseling
    Trauma informed care
    Problematic substance use
    Screenings for substance use disorders or addictions
    Couples (most often when one or both partners have identified the need for individual therapy)
    College mental health
    Stress or adjustment related disorders
    Stress management

Industries & Communities Served

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

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult 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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