“If it doesn’t challenge us, it doesn’t change us.”
Hello! You are here for a reason. You felt the pull to reach out for support, I honor you. My jam is to be able to help people feel seen, heard and safe. With that being said, I will create a safe container for you to feel completely supported. Here is a little about me and how I plan to support you:
I have a master’s degree in Counseling from The University of South Dakota (2014) and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota.
I feel strongly about helping people who don’t have a voice, and I have a passion for helping others find their inner truth and purpose.
The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be open, direct and nonjudgmental, with them. I will be walking beside you through the difficulties you are facing that come up. I will be the support to help you learn more about yourself, your inner child, and how that affects you, your response and your perception of the outer world.
I am open to interacting with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions, and I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you.
I would be honored to work with you during this timeline of your life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #LPC20379 (Expires: 2022-11-30)
Vanessa has been great. She’s a phenomenal listener and makes me feel as if my feelings are important. She’s been a great help during this transitional time of my life.
Vanessa is a wonderful listener and I appreciate her flexibility in both when we can meet as well as in her approach with me and how I am feeling that day. She always follows up quickly and gives me prompts that I can reflect on throughout the week. I'm really grateful for her presence in my mental health journey and know that I wouldn't have been fortunate enough to have found her without BetterHelp.
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She understands what I experiencing and is trying her best to help me sort out what I am going through .
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I feel comfortable talking with her, which is unique for me, she is a good listener and I like her holistic approach to therapy.
The first couple of meetings i have had with Vanessa have been real great. She has helped me already start shaping my thoughts and anxiety in a more manageable way. I plan to continue using this site, and working with Vanessa to help control and better my thoughts, feeling and life in a way I know will be successful.