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A Person-Centered Therapist at Your Service

About Us

     Valera Counseling Services, PLLC is a private group practice established in Winston Salem and Greensboro areas to provide individual, couple, and family therapy services. While we accommodate clients outside the US, we primarily service clients in Winston-Salem and Greensboro in the counties of Forsyth and Guilford, North Carolina. We speak Spanish, English, and  is able to communicate with client in Portuguese.

Dr. Valera: Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor, CEO, and President of Valera Counseling Services, PLLC 

      Dr. Valera is a bilingual therapist and a Clinical Mental Health Qualified Supervisor who works with children, adolescent, and adults. She specializes in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT),  Sexual Harm or Risk of Assessment,  depression, anxiety, intimate partner violence, addiction, codependency, sexual abuse, adjustment disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity, anger issues,  loss and grief, divorce/co-parenting, and family issues. She also has extensive experience with clients experiencing, trauma, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. She has over 17 years working in the mental health field and/or humanistic field in the community.  


     Dr. Valera has experience working with people with disability as well as family members affected by mental disorders, trauma, and substance use. She conducts comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments, sexual harm and risk assessment to youth and children,  psychological evaluation, treatment, and medication management referrals. She helps individuals of multicultural backgrounds and who are dealing with emotional, mental, behavioral, or relationship issues.







     She worked at Stepping Stones intensive unit at Meadville Medical Hospital and Gaudenzia Rehabilitation Center in the state of Pennsylvania with individuals and families dealing with substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder and sexual harm victims. She also worked in the House of Healing with women and children doing individual therapy and group work.  She has worked in any different cities and states that includes Boston, MA, Pennsylvania, Maine, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Buffalo, NY. as well other international countries including Saint Martin, Santo Domingo, Belize just to name a few. 













    Dr. Valera has also worked at the Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania with veterans and civilians dealing with an emotional, behavioral, and mental health disorders for many years. She served as the Vice President of the organization for years. She served as member of the board of the North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor. She was selected to sever as the President of the North Carolina Association For Humanistic Counseling 2020 -2021







Certifications/ Fee for Services


  • Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) 

  • National certified Counselor 

  • Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselors (CCMH)

  • Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP)

  •  Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Certified Sound Healing Therapy (SHT)


Average Cost per Sessions: Call for Fee Services

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Insurance: Yes

Accepted Payment Methods and Insurance:

  • Medicaid

  • NC Health Choice

  • Cigna

  • BlueCross and BlueShield

  • United Health

  • Self-Pay

  • Visa or Master card

  • Paypal/ others

Kindly, verify your health insurance coverage as well as please learn about your what deductible you might have if any before you arrange your first visit.

Educational Background and Qualifications

She graduated at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania: Bachelor in Psychology;  Master’s Degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; and North Carolina A&T State University: Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor Educator (ABD)

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