Thank you for taking an interest in yourself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified National Counselor and a Certified School Counselor. My years of experience comes from a public health/public school setting. My approach to therapy is holistic and my theoretical orientation is primarily integrative, and may include cognitive-behavioral, cognitive processing, solution-focused, motivational, and person-centered.
While working in a public health arena, I was blessed to have worked with clients from all walks of life because illness and disease knows no barrier. These clients who were faced with sexually transmitted diseases/chronic illnesses such as HIV, Hepatitis, and Tuberculosis were seeking counseling to help them to cope and manage their emotions and understand their physical pain. I am certainly comfortable working with all populations. During my opportunity to work in a public school setting, I saw first hand how young people are challenged with mental illness even at such a young age.
I understand how difficult it can be to share information with a stranger, but my training, expertise and non-judgmental therapeutic environment is why I believe my clients are comfortable, and overcome difficulties.
I particularly enjoy working with clients who are at the crossroads and are looking for career and vocational counseling, however, I take pride in helping those who struggle with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment issues, Grief, and Anger related issues.
Have you ever questioned the source of your anger? Do you know why you are angry? Let me help you figure out those triggers or hidden reasons. What about feeling sad, and feeling there is no way out? I am here to tell you there is always a way out. I am good at what I do, and I feel without a doubt that each client that interacts with me will feel empowered to transition those negative feelings, and sometime painful feelings to a state of resolution for them.
My goal is to improve relationships, reduce emotional suffering or to just help you to find your way. Why suffer when you don't have to. I believe no two people are alike, and an eclectic approach to counseling allows me to explore many options with you. I am also a Christian, but views are not imposed on you because I believe spirituality is personal and everyone has a personal right to decide that choice. The best part about you deciding what is best for you is....you decide, and that is very empowering for anyone to choose what to believe or not to believe. Let me help you to grow.
Thank you for allowing me to share information about me.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Self esteem, Bipolar, Depression
LPC #LPC007636 (Expires: 2018-09-30)
Vanessa Bonaparte is a very caring and insightful individual. From day one she has given nothing but well thought out and understandable input. She does not like to force any kind of opinion but she will give you the tools to reach the answer yourself, all while listening patiently and wholeheartedly.
Vanessa really helped me in a time when I was extremely overwhelmed and feeling trapped and helpless. Vanessa showed me I had it within myself to find peace she just gave me the tools to do so. Having a professional to discuss with is beneficial as she understands why I am struggling when others may not see it. Vanessa even checks in in between sessions and takes a personal interest in how I’m doing.
Vanessa has been extremely helpful in suggesting ways for me to cope with my issues. She is timely in her chat responses, and especially insightful during live chat sessions. During telephone chats, she is as friendly and personable as she comes across via text. I consider her a friend as well as a counselor. I trust in the advice she provides; she helps me stay focused on the long term desired outcome when I may become bogged down in concerns that need no longer be mine. I believe she has been very instrumental in the emotional progress I have made so far in only a couple months’ time towards being the happiest person I can be, for my son and myself.
She was very kind and thorough with explaining things. I would recommend her!
Vanessa is a kind, understanding individual who is easy to talk to. She helped me realize therapy is good and necessary and that life is worth the effort of bettering yourself. She'd be great for someone who can communicate best through written word!
Vanessa is an excellent therapist. She put me at ease my very session. I could tell immediately that she genuinely cared and took time to listen to my concerns. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a competent counselor.
Vanessa is very down to earth, kind and non judge mental. She definitely helps you to address your issues head on and is supportive in the process. She is good at figuring out where you are with dealing with trauma and knows how to assist you in overcoming your trauma and learn to live a happy and productive life.
Vanessa truly cares about your concerns and is a really good listener. She let's you express yourself and asks questions to further dig into what you're thinking or feeling. She strives to get to know you and your lifestyle and how she can best help you.
Vanessa has been great, what seemed to be a slow start picked up great pace and has helped me get through things. She is understanding, patient and funny.
Vanessa has been encouraging, thoughtful, honest, and unbiased.
Vanessa is great to work with. We also love the online platform as my husband is always traveling for work and we would be unable to attend counseling otherwise.
Vanessa is a kind and understanding person that offers usueful and applicable advice.
Vanessa was such a great counselor. She was very attentive to my needs in counseling and she also stayed on top of me to make sure I got the most out of counseling. I would recommend her to anyone!
Vanessa is a wonderful and very professional counselor who cares a lot about what help you need help for. She is very understanding and does her research and studies to help you no matter what the situation. Vanessa has a kind and caring personality and she is wonderful at her job. If I ever come back to doing therapy online she will be my first choice. Thank you Vanessa!
I came to Vanessa deeply depressed, and after only a short while I feel better than I have in months. The best phrase to describe her is she is a firm grasp but with a soft touch. She will not butter cup you but she will make you feel at ease when talking with her. She will help you find the problem, find the solution, and gently guide you along the way. She takes time to learn who you truly are as a person and your family, and she will even give you insight on her personal story. She has been more of a friend with knowledge than a suit and tie with a degree. I hope anyone that reads this gives her a chance to enlighten their life just as she has done to mine.
Very good councilor.....I would really recommend her to any one.....she really listens gives great advice and is a really big help.
This whole app and being able to chat with Vanessa was an amazing experience for me. I'm a single mom, working and going to school and I don't really have much free time to be going into an office. But with this app, I was able to get out my frustrations and get counseling that was very beneficial. After talking with Vanessa for a couple months, I felt much better-prepared to tackle the rough spots in my life.
Nice and warm person :-)
Vanessa is very encouraging and insightful.
The ongoing help I'm receiving is very honest and beneficial and I'm appreciating all that she is offering because I can tell she cares as much about the person as she does the result.
Looking for someone to talk to regarding relationship matters Vanessa was a great help. I found the support I needed and she gave sound advice. I'm happy with the counselling she gave and I was able to move forward more steadily. She was a great mediator. The help I got from her led me down a greener path. Thanks again!
Vanessa was absolutely fantastic. She was a great fit for me! All of our conversations were easy, she took me seriously as a person and was so easy to talk to.
At first I wasn't sure about BetterHelp, but I am so glad that I made the decision to reach out here because of Vanessa. Her approach and ideas are solid, and helped me make several breakthroughs in just a month. I have a better handle on things, and will be able to take the tools she gave me and move forward.
I feel happier, more relaxed, and empowered. Vanessa is a strong, compassionate, and creative counselor! I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much for all of your help, Vanessa!
Vanessa has been nothing short of amazing! To start with I wasn't actually sure what I was getting myself into, and what to expect. But as we got to talking, emailing with her was more like emailing a friend, not a counsellor.
It was also reassuring and helpful that she too had experienced what I was going through and dealing with as well. So it's nice to have her there contacting me and checking up on me as well.
Vanessa has truly been a life savor! She was very up front and honest about giving counseling with her time. As I remained teachable through my 4 months of counseling, she was able to help me understand more about myself. I have grown tremendously as a person and a professional with Vanessa's help. I could not have imagined a better match for me. Better Help did an amazing job finding the perfect counselor. Her kindness and compassion for people has been the perfect touch to help establish a trusting relationship. With such a hectic schedule professionally, online counseling has been just what I needed to take care of and invest in myself. I have been able to contact my counselor at times that have been convenient for me and I've always gotten responses within 24-48 hrs and sooner! I appreciate Vanessa in so many ways for helping pull me out of a dark place. I have been able to find myself in happiness again. I stayed with Vanessa even after things got better simply to ensure I had the tools necessary to take life on again and I am ready without a doubt. I have learned great coping techniques, ways to balance life, and ways to persevere through adversity. I will never quit again! Thank you better help! Thank Vanessa! Your time and efforts are sincerely appreciated!
Vanessa has been great.
To be honest I wasn't completely sure what to expect by counseling online. Vanessa has made my experience very pleasant. She challenges me, and she helps me to see what I can't see as well as helps me realize what I want. She is not afraid to take feedback nor give it when necessary and frankly I find her attitude to be very refreshing then the common counselors that I have gone to. I have never felt judged or characterized, but simply like talking to a trusted friend.