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 seven 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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #PC-0000793 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
Vanessa listens, communicates, and understands my needs. She is flexible and accommodating, meeting me where I am at and allowing me to grow and open up at my own pace. She is comforting and knowledgeable which gives me the confident to be open and truly enter in.
I love Vanessa! She is a great counselor and person! Our sessions help me so much. She helps me through whatever I have going on and it is so nice to have her to rely on. I highly recommend her!
Vanessa has been amazing! I feel heard and understood and I've been given a foundation of advice that is helpful. She is caring and can steer through emotions that are difficult for me to understand but she gets it. She is timely in responding which when you're in the thick of things is such a relief to have her words of encouragement and a step to getting through. She is great!
Vanessa is very responsive and really gets me to open up and think! I feel like things are going well with her.
Amazing! Very knowledgeable. easy to talk to. Very responsive! She’s great!