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
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8340 Bandford Way
Suite 101
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615

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My Approach to Helping

Perhaps you're down or anxious. Maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. So many of my clients are tired of carrying the weight of experiences and emotions that feel too difficult to bear and are looking for direction and support. I work with those who are longing for change and open to the potential therapy has to move them through the process of improved self-awareness, helpful behavior change, and ultimately a more fulfilling life.

Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote 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 tools and professional experience to help you attain the life you desire.

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 burnout
Difficulties adjusting to higher education
Relationship & couple's concerns
Impaired self-imageself-esteem
Sleep disturbances
Social discomfort, social anxiety
Addictions including early interventions

Professionally licensed to provide mental health treatment including addictions

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

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
    Addictions or early interventions
    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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