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.
Previously. 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 and Texas.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
LPC #113015 (Expires: 2021-10-01)
LPC #81767 (Expires: 2020-10-01)
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.
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.
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.