Valarie  McDowell-Gunn
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Valarie McDowell-Gunn

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: HeartSync Therapy Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Georgia Not Accepting Online
Landings Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Georgia therapists on Zencare.

Updated February 14, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Georgia, with 20 years of experience. I received a Bachelors of Social Work from Jacksonville State University. I decided to further my education and obtained a Masters of Social Work from Florida State University. I completed my education with a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona.

My career has been focused on working with clients from multiple backgrounds, with some of the following issues/concerns: dual diagnosis, adjustment problems, PTSD, depression, anxiety, family cohesion problems, as well as, relationship problems. I use the following approaches; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Body-Mind Psychotherapy.


Message to clients

In our first session, we'll get to know each other and determine a needs. Depending on my client's needs, I often use a combination of different therapies so as to tailor to my client's specific needs.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Tue 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Wed 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Thu 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Varies
  • Sun Closed

Landings practice
5887 Glenridge Dr, Ste 230, Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 1pm
  • Tue 11am - 4pm
  • Wed 11am - 2pm
  • Thu 11am - 4pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Licensure

Georgia: CSW008139


Languages

English