About Me

Lumina Counseling Associates PLLC in Raleigh, North Carolina Staff


Michelle Chiaramonte LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Cary, North Carolina.  My education includes a Bachelor's of Social Work granted by Calvin College and a Master's of Social Work granted by the University of Chicago.  Social work education is based upon the strong belief that all persons embody strengths and the ability to mobilize those strengths and talents to address life challenges.  Social work approaches focus on the interaction of a person in their environment when identifying both issues and solutions. 

I have been working with individuals, adolescents, families and children for 14 years.  I have worked in the public arena in child welfare, mental health and substance abuse treatment.  In NC, I have worked in private practice, provided consultation services to homeless non-profits, and worked with NCSU undergraduate program supervising students in field placement.  I have also participated with BHI Wellness programs teaching weight loss and wellness retreats on the Carolina coast. 

I have worked in multiple settings in Illinois, and am licensed in both Georgia and North Carolina.  Previously, my practice was affiliated with Cary Behavioral Health Care in Cary, NC until 2 years ago due to a re-location.  Recently I have joined the team at Believe in Therapy and look forwad to expanding my practice.  I enjoy all that Cary & Raleigh has to offer and am excited to have the opportunity to offer therapy services in this great community again.  

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