My name is Vanessa Simmons and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of South Carolina with over 6 years of experience working as a therapist. I started my education at Lander University in Greenwood SC where I received my Bachelor of Science in psychology with an emphasis on early childhood development. I went on to complete my Master's in Science in Psychology and Counseling from Troy University, Augusta, Georgia. I am trained in a variety of approaches but I primarily use a blend Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy and Solution Focus Therapy.
I believe “Life, at its best, is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed”- Carl Roger. I understand in life there will be many changes. These changes may cause some anxiety, relationship issues, and depression. I have worked with clients on a board range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, family dynamic distresses, poor communication styles, work place issues, and Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder. My counseling style is very empathetic, mindful and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity but most importantly I pride myself on demonstrating compassion for all and being sensitive to the needs of others.
I look forward to working with you, to help you heal, obtain insight for personal growth, and become the best version of you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Mood Disorders , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
SC LPC 6524
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I reached out for this service during a very helpless time and I felt like I was being heard and understood. Although I would achknowledge that mental health requires dedication and Vanessa has genuinely been able to make me understand things and given me a new perspective. I really appreciate our conversations and her presence, they have slowly but surely made a difference, for that I am very grateful. I really hope to see what’s in store for me and all the new things I learn about life and myself. Thankyou Vanessa.
Vanessa has helped me set goals and get to the root of what was holding me back from accomplishing them. She reccomends practical attainable strategies to fit my personal and professional situation. I am even sleeping better at night.
Venessa has been so wonderful to work with. She's very in tune to my emotions and her gentle guidance and insight has helped me to soften and finally process grief, which I had not been able do for 8 months. She has the magic and I owe it to her!
Vanessa is a great listener and helps to give me a better perspective on my situations and my life. I feel better after my sessions with her.
Vanessa is amazing to work with. She has helped guide me through tough moments with care and understanding. She provides gentle reminders, to check in with yourself and take care of yourself, and is so encouraging. I’ve come so far with the guidance of Vanessa and am lucky to work with her!
Vanessa is such a dream; she's incredibly understanding and so supportive. She takes the time to read my very long journal entries and help me get to the bottom of my feelings. She's been great at helping me reorganize my priorities and never fails to remind me to set time aside for things that bring me joy, something I hadn't done in years.
Vanessa is very understanding and incredibly helpful when I feel like I am panicking or incredible unsure of myself. All of my sessions have been calming and helpful! I really appreciate the help provided.