Hello, I am Vanessa! I have my bachelor of science in Pre-Professional Psychology and master's of science in Human Services Counseling degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
Recently I have focused my practice in helping PERINATAL MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS. This means that from trying to CONCEIVE, PREGNANCY, BIRTH, and POSTPARTUM or LOSS during this time, I help individuals trying to navigate through this stage of life.
I have worked helping college students with career counseling, a community mental health center with clients with severe mental illness, trauma, depression, anxiety, and co-occurring disorders, as well as life coaching.
I have training from the Alaska Advanced Trauma Institute, Gottman Couples Therapy (Level One), and Gottman Bringing Baby Home. I have extensive post graduate training in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom Project. I come from a Christian conservative viewpoint and hope this is helpful for the journey we embark on toward wholeness and health!
I am currently licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of Alaska.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, ADHD, Communication Problems, Fertility Issues, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy
AK LPC 113015
TX LPC 81767
I have really enjoyed working with Vanessa. She adds positivity, support and a bit of sunshine to everyday! She is professional & kind and helped me feel safe, as well as kept me accountable and on track! Highly recommend.
Written on Mar 19, 2020 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Working with my counselor by phone has been a positive experience. She got to know me well and she new how to help me. I feel much better about myself and about my marriage. I look forward to talking to her each session.
Written on Jan 21, 2020 after therapy with Vanessa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Vanessa really understands what's going through my head and has a great way of cutting to the heart of the problem. She offers useful tools and tips for managing my problems and gives me confidence that with time I can do this. I feel like I can always reach out to her no matter the time or place. I look forward to future sessions with her.
Written on Aug 28, 2019 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief