I am a professional counselor, licensed in both the states of Florida and Georgia, with over five years of experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I am certified in accelerated resolution therapy (ART) and reconsolidation of traumatic memories (RTM) to treat these types of traumas.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, attachment-based therapy, emotion-focused therapy and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to admit that we can't always figure everything out on our own and we may need outside support. It is quite the accomplishment to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH15949
GA LPC LPC011545
Vanessa is incredible and instantly made me feel comfortable. She has a very warm and calming demeanor and truly cares about her patients. Vanessa has truly helped me change my life and gave me the insight and tools I needed to confront my past and work on myself. I feel so much more equipped to create a great future for me!
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 years on issues concerning eating disorders
Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Vanessa has been an incredible therapist and mentor to me. I am forever grateful!!
Written on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Vanessa for 11 months
First off, kudos to Betterhelp for pairing me with Vanessa. They did a great job linking me up with a therapist who fits with me. Vanessa is kind, actively listens, and gives me the safe space to share my pain and fall apart if I need to. She gives great advice and healing.
Written on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Vanessa is amazing! I feel so empowered by her help.
Written on Jan 07, 2021 after therapy with Vanessa for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders
Vanessa offers so much more than any therapist I've ever worked with. She has pushed me to better myself and keeps me motivated all while keeping me in a safe place. She has always made my thoughts feel valid all while helping me process through them. Thank you Vanessa! - MK
Written on Jan 03, 2021 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd