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Specialized Psychotherapy for Couples & Individuals

“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

Learn how a well versed psychotherapist with 15 years experience can help with your personalized relationship & individual goals.


Office in Raleigh & Telehealth Across North Carolina

Welcome to my practice

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Valerie Giannavola, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

Over the past 15 years I have had the pleasure of working with clients who are seeking guidance and support, often confused about how to move forward.


My clients see the power specialized, well versed psychotherapy can have in their lives.  I hope to do the same for you.  

Read on for more information about my areas of specialization including couples, anxiety disorders, professional burnout and depression. 


Refer to my about me page to learn more about my professional background.

Perhaps you feel depleted by struggles within your relationship and are looking for guidance.  Maybe you're finding it difficult to manage your professional and personal stressors or often feel anxious or down.


Carrying the weight of difficult to bear experiences and emotions can feel insurmountable at times.  Having a well versed psychotherapist can make a difference. 


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.

Take the opportunity to see what a specialized psychotherapist can offer you or your relationship.  

See below for information on specializations.

Book a Free Consultation or Request an Appointment


Areas of Specialization
Trauma Informed Therapy



8340 Bandford Way

Suite 101

Raleigh, NC 27615

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9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Evening appointments available

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

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