Portrait of Hope Panara


Helping people live a full, authentic life filled with self-understanding and self-compassion is why I do what I do. My private practice in Raleigh, NC provides individuals and couples a welcoming, intimate space to explore the nature of their feelings, fears, and desires. Guiding them through a deeper understanding of experiences unleashes the freedom to discover meaningful answers that make life’s challenges easier to manage. Being honest with ourselves takes courage. Opening the book to our lives, sharing our personal stories, examining the traumatic chapters, and revisiting the twists and turns of relationships can lead to a healthier, happier life on the road ahead.

Here’s a little bit about my educational and professional background.

I received a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from East Carolina University. Since 1993, I’ve been licensed by the North Carolina Psychology Board and as a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA). I’ve also received extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Grief Work as well as Meditation and Mindfulness Practices.

Before opening my private practice, I worked with adults as a staff psychologist in a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings where I provided psychological testing, group, and individual therapies. I have also taught college courses in Interpersonal Relations, Child Development, and Abnormal Psychology.

I spent my early days as a young professional in Public Health teaching sexuality education and facilitating supportive group therapy for individuals with Sexually Transmitted Infections.

I’d be happy to answer any questions.

To schedule a 15-minute complimentary phone consultation, call me at 919-727-8314 or send me an email at hpanara@me.com to set up a time that’s convenient for you.

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I am a Licensed Psychological Associate in North Carolina since 1993.