I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) licensed in the state of Georgia. I have over years of experience working with a diverse population who face a range of barriers that include anxiety, depression, life transitions, relational conflict, anger management, substance abuse, grief, loss, and other emotional concerns. I am goal oriented and focus my attention on assisting clients to find solutions. I offer a therapeutic approach that is strengths-based and grounded in cognitive behavioral and person-centered theories to provide insight, empowerment, and growth. Each counseling session is tailored to meet the client’s special needs. I also provide a safe environment to build autonomy, self-esteem, and coping skills that can be implemented to assist in daily living. If you feel open to exploring how we can collaborate on making positive changes and healing in, your life, I am here to support and empower you.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
GA LPC LPC010502
venessa Stapleton is someone who you can rely on that will get to the root source of the issue without all the unnecessary fluff. She will listen and evaluate everything one is going through thoroughly and deliver her wisdom from her years of experience in the industry. Thank you, Venessa.
Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coaching
Vanessa is that voice of truth you need to hear reminding you of God's love for your life when circumstances are trying to contradict it. I will definitely recommend her service.
Written on Feb 17, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Vanessa is calm, charming, and always so encouraging. Im grateful to have found her after almost giving up on therapy. Thank you, Vanessa for always helping me focus on the positive and believe in myself.
Written on Jan 08, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd
Vanessa worked w me from Aug 2021 - Dec 2022 and in that time, I can confidently say that I've grown so much as a person thanks to her. I sought help because both the mania and the depression from my bipolar disorder were getting in the way of my day-to-day life. She taught me how to cope with stress and strong emotions through techniques like breathing, meditating, journalling, etc. She helped me pinpoint stressors and recognize my triggers, traumas, etc. She listened really well and I felt heard and understood; I could consider her both a therapist and a friend. She asked the right questions that would lead me to my own answers. I'm able to move on to different problems now (ADHD, confidence, etc) that she's helped me address the ones I came to her with. 11/10 would recommend!
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Vanessa Stapleton has been an absolute star! Shes very well experienced and knows how to to communicate while were healing! Ive had 3 sessions so far and i can say i have come out nothing but stronger from her help.
Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and compassion fatigue
She listens and gives different perspectives. Helps me look at thing things a different way. Love her
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem