Education & Certification

Licensed In
North Carolina

Graduated From
Boston University (1985)

National Register Member Since
1989

Valerie Sawyer-Smith, EdD

I am a licensed psychologist, credentialed as a health service psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, a nonprofit organization established in 1974. The National Register credential signifies adherence to the highest standards of professional practice. I provide psychological assessment and treatment along with other preventive and consultative services. For more information on my areas of expertise, ages served, and other practice details, please see below. For more information on the National Register, see www.NationalRegister.org. Thanks for visiting my FindaPsychologist.org profile page!

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
  • Family Therapy (e.g., parent-child problems, divorce with kids, family illness)
  • Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)
  • Childhood and Adolescent Problems (e.g., ADHD, school/learning problems, social withdrawal, autism, recurrent abdominal pain, aggressive or oppositional behavior)

Ages Served

  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Children (3-12 yrs.)

Treatment Modalities

  • Psychodynamic Treatment
  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Contact Information

Primary Contact

Valerie K. Sawyer-Smith, Ed.D., PLLC
100 Westgreen Drive, Suite 202
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
P: 919-929-2800 (Office)
F: 919-933-0334