I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have offices in Peoria, Avondale, and Surprise Arizona. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma. I have 17 years of experience in the social service field and have been a Clinical Director for several programs in the valley, but enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families the most. I work with children, adolescents, and adults providing individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe my life experiences as well as my education have assisted me in providing excellent services to the people I work with. I understand that taking the first step towards getting help can be the most difficult and look forward to gaining your trust and helping you regain peace and happiness in your life.
Call or Email Valerie Girod for a free phone consultation now - (520) 549-3083


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Oklahoma
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: LPC-2537 Arizona


  • Avg Cost (per session): $20+
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Biodyne
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Carebridge
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Corphealth
  • Deer Oaks
  • Interface
  • Interplan
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • PacifiCare
  • TriWest
  • United
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Valerie Girod's Groups

Bariatric Support Group

Have you or someone you known had a weight loss surgery, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or lap band? Are you planning on having one of these surgeries? Come join our free support group. You are also welcome to bring any clothes you have "shrunk" out of and for each clothing item you bring, you will be able to pick another clothing item of a different size that someone else has "shrunk" out of.

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Bariatric counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014
Valerie Girod, MA, LPC, Counselor in Peoria

Valerie Girod

Counselor, MA, LPC