As a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) I have helped people at each stage of mental health treatment. This spans from acute psychiatric hospitalization, non-profit community mental health, multiple residential treatment facilities to government agencies. My private practice focuses primarily on treating adolescents and adults with complex trauma, dissociative disorders, PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety, relational issues, mood disorders and performance enhancement. I am available as a mental health trainer and consultant for organizations, including business development retreats.
I am currently pursuing continued education and specialization to become certified in the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), which is the cutting edge and gold standard of trauma therapy along with performance enhancement. It is an advanced technique that incorporates many body based disciplines into one discipline and addresses the unconscious ego states/ parts that hold the behaviors that create challenges in relationships.
The therapeutic process is one of illuminating the beauty of becoming whole by honoring the overwhelming feelings of brokenness we all carry. We don't ignore the devastation of suffering and trauma. Together we invest in the intrinsic healing process that opens us to the joy of fully existing within the present moment.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
SC LPC 7950
TN LPC 3300
Vanessa is kind, considerate, thoughtful, and measured in her responses. Can’t recommend her enough!
Written on Sep 03, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I've been working with Vanessa for around a year and a half and I am so grateful for her and for the progress she has helped me achieve. I had tried other therapists and forms of therapy in the past and just didn't find anyone I melded well with, until I met Vanessa our first session and knew that my relationship with her and with therapy in general would change. I'm very appreciative of the things she helps me with and the ways in which I have been able to grow and develop with her help.
Written on Jul 13, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
She listens to understand my situation and finds solutions to my needs
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
I absolutely love Vanessa and all that she has done for me. She makes feel better about myself and she cares greatly what I want from my life and puts me in the right direction.
Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 10 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
A very good listener, honest, and always ready to fight for you. Highly recommended that you talk with her if you’re going through hard times.
Written on Jun 04, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Vanessa is an excellent listener and shares good advice - just getting started but I’m very optimistic she will be a tremendous help and positive influence on my mental health.
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 weeks