Vanessa Montero


About Me

Once you have made the decision to seek help outside of yourself, that is one of the bravest steps anyone can make so I commend, admire, and welcome you! I see counseling as a journey where I meet you wherever you are (mentally, physically, and/or emotionally) and I have the privilege of walking alongside you through this journey. Every half-step, leap, or sprint is celebrated and acknowledged as we work together towards your goals and desires.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and a Doctoral candidate at Waynesburg University. I obtained my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2016. I have experience working with teens, adults, and couples in the fields of private practice, addiction treatment centers, university counseling centers, and non- profit organizations. My treatment modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I believe that making the decision to attend therapy is one of the bravest decisions anyone can make, and I would be honored to work alongside you. I specialize in conflict resolution, major life changes/decisions, communication, and listening skills for couples.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #MH17967 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by A.M. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Vanessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Vanessa is amazing! Attentive, laid back and makes it easy to talk about anything. Also like that she follows up with you and gives you things to work on. She keeps it real while not making you feel judged. I’m very happy to have her help.

Written by S.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Vanessa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Vanessa has been great so far in the few sessions we have completed together. She is very helpful and caring and even assigns me follow-up work to do, which I appreciate. I'm excited to keep working with her.