I am a licensed therapist with over 8 years of experience working with individuals who experiences grief, trauma, emotional struggle, and stress. I have worked with clients who have challenges concerning anxiety, depression, intimate partner, violence, relationship issues, sobriety challenges, parenting issues, and career struggles to name a few. I also helped many who struggle with discovering who they are among the many roles/relationships they engage in.
My passion is to help others. My joy is to be a part of their journey. Individuals, couples, and families rich, with diversity, traditions, and discovery make the journey that much richer. Therapy is an investment in yourself and self-care is the cornerstone of the investment. I like to build relationships of transparency, safety, and trust within the therapeutic alliance. Discovering innate and building coping skills is a part process to be realized in therapy. My focus as a therapist is to assist clients in feeling supported as they discover the prescription for their own healing.
My therapy style is adaptive, and interactive and centers on encouraging the development of self-care and accountability in establishing yourself as a priority in your own life. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psycho-education, and rational-emotive therapy through a strength-based lens. I will tailor our interaction to meet your specific needs and self-expressed goals and outcome.
I appreciate the challenge of deciding to create change in your life. The best thing about therapy is you will not have to travel the road toward change alone. Congratulations on living your best life!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC013546
You can tell Vanessa cares about her clients on more than just a therapist/client level. She has compassion for her clients and makes sure that they feel validated and uplifts constantly
Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues
Vanessa is amazing! She is relatable and holds you accountable to your goals with poise and professionalism.
Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
I appreciate ms Vanessa checking in on me from time to time. She gave me some tools to use and also enhance the knowledge I already know.
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Vanessa is really great at listening to what you have to say, asking questions that help you think through your troubles, walking through them with you, and giving sound advice to take action steps. I really appreciate her!
Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Understanding, realistic, and wise. She’s a great therapist that genuinely cares.
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Happy so far looking forward to more discussion
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd