Therapy to guide and support you to the life you desire.

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” Abraham Maslow
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Therapy tailored to you, guided by experience.

If you are: Struggling to cope with life's challenges. Often feeling anxious or overwhelmed. Feel sad/down more often than not. Experiencing difficulties within your relationship(s). Yearning to find balance between your professional and personal life. Finding it difficult to set boundaries and feel secure in yourself. Feeling guilty or discouraged as a result of alcohol or substance use. I can help. One of the most powerful tools in therapy is recognizing the way we think directly influences how we feel. By taking purposeful steps to explore patterns in thinking, behaviors and emotions I will empower you to make positive changes that will result in a better quality of life. A compassionate approach will guide our work together to self-discovery and meaningful change. Areas of specialization: Anxiety, phobias, excessive worry Professional burnout Difficulties adjusting to higher education Relationship & couple's concerns Impaired self-image/self-esteem Sleep disturbances Social discomfort, social anxiety Addictions including early interventions Trauma Professionally licensed to provide mental health treatment including addictions
Valerie Giannavola
LCSW, LCAS
Services

Individual, Couples & Group Therapy to Address

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Fears/Phobias
  • Burnout
  • Work Stress
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Communication Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Problematic Substance Use
  • Stress Management
  • Adjustment to Higher Education

Approaches

  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Mindfulness
  • Gottman

Insurance Accepted

  • Out-of-network provider
  • HSA, FSA accepted
  • Super bills available
  • Request a free consultation via email
Location

Raleigh Office

8340 Bandford Way Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 276152755

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