I am an LPCC in Minnesota with 4 years of counseling children and families. I have worked with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, relationship issues, parenting concerns, and Autism.
I approach my client's with a warm and non-judgmental demeanor. We live in a world that can go so fast at times. It is important to remember how to take care of ourselves and our mental health. My goals for clients are to remove the stigma of mental health and to advocate for education and better understanding of how the brain functions.
Many times, we just need reminders about how to reconnect with a more centered version of ourselves. I enjoy using mindfulness strategies and thinking skills to support a healthy mind. I have an eclectic approach to therapy where I often find strategies to meet my client's needs where they are at. I also recommend that my clients take stock of how they take care of their physical bodies. Our mind and body are so connected. There are times when one is communicating, but the other is not listening.
My approach to therapy is getting connected with thoughts and feelings in the moment and using strategies to relieve unnecessary pain and suffering. At times, our pain and suffering can have meaning, however, we can also place undue stress on ourselves. Taking responsibility for our happiness is a choice that takes courage and strength.
I look forward to supporting your needs!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue Read more...
LPCC #1055 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
Vanessa is great to work with. The worksheets and articles she sends are especially helpful.
Vanessa is so kind, compassionate, validating, and helpful. She is a good listener and very encouraging!
Very compassionate, friendly, and helpful. Very easy to talk to as well.