Thank you for reaching out to me! 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.
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 am here to help you to find your way. Feeling sad or disconnected, and feeling there is no way out? I am here to tell you there is always a way out. Have you ever felt unmotivated, unorganized, had difficulty concentrating or paying attention to detail? Let me help you get a change plan together.
Do you know why you are always angry? Have you ever questioned the source of your own anger? Let me help you figure out those triggers or hidden reasons. I am good at what I do, and I feel without a doubt that when individuals or couples work with me, they learn to have a deeper understanding about themselves, and thus began to thrive and become your old self again.
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. It will feel like you are talking to a trusted friend with me.
There is no need to hide any longer. Let me help you with depression, anxiety, anger, grief, vocational counseling, and most of all building happiness in your life. I specialize in mood disorders so let's talk. Thank you for allowing me to share information about me.
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- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #LPC007636 (Expires: 2020-09-01)
Ms. Bonaparte has been helping me for over a month now. When I came to her, I was stuck...emotionally, mentally, and somewhat spiritually. She met me where I was and gradually she has assisted in getting me moving in a direction to...what I want my future to look like. What I like about her method is...she doesn't judge. She doesn't do the work for me...she gives gentle nudges, in the direction I need to go.
Vanessa is very personable and I really enjoy working with her.
Vanessa is a great listener and challenges you in an unbiased way to dig deeper into the root of my issues. She is super easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable sharing from the start. Vanessa always makes the time to talk and I am very happy to continue on my journey of self-betterment with her as a guide.
She is very wonderful and understanding. She is capable and has a lot of resources.
Vanessa is a great counselor and is very caring and maintains rapport with her clients. I’m a therapist myself and it is important to have a therapist who understands what it is like to do the work we do plus stay sane!!!
Vanessa has really helped me to believe in myself again and has helped me to realize that no matter the circumstances, you can move forward and still be great. She makes it easy to be open and truly honest.
Having Vanessa as my counselor is probably the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am a happier, stronger, calmer, and more confident person overall because of my counseling with her.
This is my first time actually taking therapy serious and giving it the respect it deserves. Thankfully Vanessa makes that transition easy and comfortable with her transparent, yet nurturing approach. I wanted someone whom could help me implement daily practices that would serve me and this experience has exceeded my expectations. Thank you Vanessa!
Vanessa is amazing. I've struggled with trying Therapy because I never clicked with someone the way I did with Vanessa. She is a very good listener and is very supportive.
Vanessa has been so great at helping me manage my stress and anxiety. She is very engaging. She truly cares about my overall well-being. She is truly dedicated and is very innovative in her approach. I’m very grateful for her.
Vanessa is my bestie!!
Vanessa is amazing. Professional, kind, empathetic, yet will press to hold you to your stated standards and goals when necessary for your growth. She goes above and beyond what could be expected.
She is a great therapist. Very relatable and always calm.
Vanessa has been so wonderful for me. The ease of speaking with her makes me look forward to my sessions. Each appointment I end with some food for thought and a different perspective. I have been working on self care and challenging negative thoughts. She has really helped ground me and take control of my anxiety. Vanessa continues to help build my arsenal of tools to tackle my mental health.
From the first therapy session, I knew that Vanessa would be able to help me. I felt that needed someone who could relate to some of the things I’ve gone thru. I don’t have much to say because I just started online counseling with Vanessa, but I do know I want to continue my therapy sessions with her. :-)
I am a female college student and Vanessa has worked with me for a month, and she helped guide me in the right direction. I became more self-aware and developed skills to cope with my emotions and problems.
My time with Vanessa was short, but she was compassionate and an active listener who helped me to feel comfortable and helped me through my situation.
I was in a very bad place when I started counseling with Vanessa. I was drowning in my negative thoughts, especially about moving into a new place. Vanessa helped me face these thoughts, counter them. It isn't easy, but I am training myself and getting better at it. She helps boost my confidence in all aspects. In Vanessa, I found guidance, empathy, open-mindedness and a good listener. Vanessa will never fail you!
When I first started seeing Vanessa, I was very nervous, scared to death even. Yet in such a short time, I learned I could share my feelings and thoughts without doubting myself or others. I'll forever be grateful for Venessa and her empathy, and words of wisdom. I look forward now to the next chapter in my life and I have her to thank for it. She is a saint. May god bless her and her family.
Vanessa is incredible! She is very calming in her demeanor, while also being open and honest in her delivery. We’ve only had a few sessions and I already feel so positive about where I’m heading.
Awesome counselor! I feel lucky to have been paired with my counselor Vanessa.
Vanessa Bonaparte is a heaven sent counselor. She always offers solutions and gave me great advice as well as guidance. Very responsive and always knew exactly what to say. I highly recommend her. You will not be disappointed.
When I started with Vanessa I almost felt like I could not live anymore. After talking to Vanessa she has helped me understand what I've been going through and how to get through it she has been a wonderful help. She always responded to me within a good timeframe and was always available for me when I needed her. This experience with her has changed my life.
Vanessa is great counselor and was really easy to talk to. She helped me get through a tough time and improve myself. I really enjoyed our sessions.
Vanessa is simply amazing. This was the first time I had ever signed up for any kind of therapy, so I did not know what to expect. She made it very easy to talk about things that I found very hard to talk about with anyone else. She is light-hearted and fun to talk to. I was unsure about a lot of things when I first talked to her, and she patiently listened to what I had to say, without any sort of judgement. She encouraged me to think about my feelings instead of bottling them up and led me through a process of deep introspection. She asked the right questions - questions that made me think about my own beliefs and biases. I can't thank her enough for being such a great support. I'm signing off for travel, but I hope to get a chance to talk to Vanessa again.
Vanessa is a great counselor. She really listens and understands what I am going through and suggested things that really helped me grow. She is also tough when she needs to be but also understanding. I highly recommend her.
Vanessa is very easy to talk with! We've been working together for a few weeks now and she's offered great suggestions and easy to understand information that has really helped me think about things more clearly and calmly. It's been such a huge help to have a support to guide my mental health journey.
Vanessa is very sweet and understanding. She has helped me recognize and address many issues and I am very appreciative of her.
I started working with Vanessa in April 2018 to help me deal with my depression and anxiety. She's very kind, wise, and talking with her is almost like talking to a loved one. I strongly recommend working with her.
Vanessa is very kind, empathetic, and has helped me quite a decent amount in only a short amount of time. She's quite funny, yet can be serious when need be, and she really cares.
Vanessa was really easy to talk to and she made me feel like we were just friends talking to each other. She was very kind and listened to everything I had to say. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is doubting themselves, in a bad place, or just needs some sort of guidance in their life. She was very sweet and non-judgmental.
I was partnered with Vanessa and I'm so glad I got to talk to her as often as I did. Each time, she would help me with whatever was going on in my life. She helped get me through a really dark spot and I have recommended friends to her. If you are looking for someone that is HONEST and will give you REAL CONSTRUCTIVE advice, then she is the therapist for you. She isn't going to sugarcoat which is what some of us need sometimes. I can't say thank you anymore than I can now.
Vanessa has been very helpful. I’ve been able to process a lot and pinpoint areas that needed clarification and direction. She’s helped me have a voice and communicate more effectively to get my point across. We’ve made a lot of progress.
I'm very grateful to Vanessa for helping me so tremendously in such a short amount of time. She's very insightful, listens with respect and understanding, and has given me tools to help manage and improve my self-esteem, confidence, relationship troubles, and past trauma. I'm looking forward to working with her more in the future to continue to improve.
Vanessa listens, and helps you see things in a new light. I was really uncomfortable seeking counseling at first, but Vanessa completely put me at ease and the sessions really have helped with my anxiety and frustration over the things in my life. I really am grateful for her insight and look forward to our sessions. She really takes the time to get to know you and help you with whatever your problems may be. Thank you so much Vanessa, you've really helped me see things differently and my life has become so much better!
Vanessa is a wonderful counselor and has helped my husband and I tremendously. She’s great at listening and she gave us the tools we need to continue to build upon. I would highly recommend her as a counselor to anyone.
Vanessa has a very good spirit and will genuinely help you out. She responds to messages in a timely manner and works with your schedule. As a college student, paying for counseling sessions is an investment, but is definitely worth your money. If you follow everything she does, your life will improve tremendously. Definitely worth it.
Vanessa is a great counselor. She offers you helpful techniques and even worksheets that help better your issue. I like how she will listen to your issue and then tells you what you can do to improve. I would say pick her if you would like someone who mentors and coaches you through, as opposed to a traditional therapist that may just listen and diagnose your symptoms.
I am so glad I found Vanessa Bonaparte! She has been a light for me these last few weeks. Her insight made me feel much better about my situation! Thanks BetterHelp for hiring Vanessa and making this platform available.
I was having a rough time with relationship issues and Vanessa Bonaparte helped me greatly control me getting so upset and emotional and has made me see the big picture my happiness. She is a great counselor and was available when needed! Definitely would use her again!!!
Vanessa is by far the best counselor I have had in a long time. She offers very spot on constructive support to help guide you. I have gone to several therapist who just listen and never really offer any feedback. My guess out of fear of saying the wrong thing but Vanessa is extremely gifted in this career and knows what to say and how to say in order to be effective.
Vanessa is professional, knowledgeable, and easy to open up with. I am very grateful I was matched with her.
I highly recommend Vanessa. My counseling session was meaningful, kind, informative and above all helpful. Through talking, listening and resources she is helping me overcome battles that have long haunted me. Vanessa is very easy to open to as well as being very attentive. She accommodated my schedule and worked with me through computer issues. I look forward to her help and guidance in the future.
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 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.