Deciding to reach out for help can be a strangely tough thing to do, yet my clients tend to say afterwards how much they enjoy therapy, and they wished they had done it sooner! With that in mind, welcome. I think you’ll find counseling can be not only an eye-opening and helpful experience, but one that lets you go places and learn things you never realized were even there.
A little about me, I’m a licensed therapist in Delaware with over ten years of experience in the counseling field. I believe that for one to find true happiness, we must first be true to ourselves. Many clients I work with state they are unhappy but can’t quite pinpoint why. We can feel depressed, anxious, have moments of feeling completely fine, then have sudden moments of despair. I find that success in working through this can be in gaining greater insight to ourselves, who we are, our passions, our direction in life.
I enjoy helping my clients through this journey of self-discovery. The “ah-hah” moments are often the very thing needed to implement positive changes in our lives. From there, it’s a lot easier to apply coping skills and put into action the plans we have in mind. Courage and confidence can be obtained from deeper self-awareness.
I have experience working with a wide range of clients, including those suffering from anxiety, depression, dealing with relationship issues, post-partum depression, and survivors of abuse. In my counseling approach, I begin with a person-centered style built on a therapeutic relationship of collaboration and encouragement, and I incorporate other areas such as existentialism, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic as appropriate based on the personality styles and needs of my individual clients.
Sometimes, we just need a little support and assistance in seeking other perspectives. If you’re at a point where you can feel it’s time for that support, well that’s my passion and I’m here to help!
Live Session Schedule: I offer live sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (morning & afternoon), and one weekend morning for anyone needing after business hours sessions. I try to stick as closely to this schedule as possible, but if something comes up and you need a different time, just ask! I can sometimes make something else work if needed.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
DE LPMHC PC-0000793
I couldn’t be happier with Vanessa
Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and grief
Vanessa is a master of her craft. I am forever grateful for her!
Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Vanessa is the shit
Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Vanessa has been my soundboard and my voice of reason! I love our conversation and always feel supported, heard and challenged. I always leave our meetings feeling better, lighter, and with more to think about.
Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Vanessa is absolutely fantastic. I’ve tried seeing several different therapists but I never thought it helped me because I couldn’t find anyone I clicked with. Well that changed now! I never feel any judgement from Vanessa and she always listens to my concerns and issues.
Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd