Life can throw you unanticipated curve balls. When that happens life can feel overwhelming and sometimes leave us feeling alone. I'm here to help. If you want to talk through life's challenges, find your direction or you desire to make a positive change I would love to connect with you. In my years of practice there are a few things I know; change can be difficult, addiction can be overcome and hearts can heal from deep wounds that can sometimes leave a scar. With the right people by your side healing is always possible.
I have over seven years’ experience providing counseling and over 16 years’ experience in mental health and substance use settings. I have experience working in inpatient settings, outpatient practice clinics, with crisis response teams and residential settings based out of San Antonio Texas and surrounding counties. I primary work with adults and seniors but also enjoy working with adolescents. My preferred treatment modalities include CBT, DBT, TF-CBT, and Motivational Interviewing, Grief and Loss work, Solution Focused and Narrative Therapy.
My specialties include working with individuals wanting to process: grief and loss, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, abuse, family issues, relationship issues, trauma, career issues, personality disorders, life transitions, anger management, medical issues, self-esteem, emotional issues, suicidality and substance use.
If you’re considering connecting with someone I’m here to help. Thank you for considering me as your therapist.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #53641 (Expires: 2021-07-01)
Vanessa is one of the most kind and knowledgeable person you’ll ever meet! She has helped me to dig in my past so deep, all the way to my childhood and traumas that’s been hurting me ever since present. She taught me how to let go the past, and how people shouldn’t be influenced by other people’s words. She taught me how to accept and love myself. This is the woman that I want to keep coming back to, even after years, when I’d have everything set up in my life, and just say “hey Vanessa, one day you helped me so much to believe in myself, and I’m grateful to you day by day for this! Thank you so my much!”
Vanessa has a true gift for empathy. She listens without a trace of judgment, and is able to point things out to me that I could never have seen on my own. Going to counseling was a hard decision, but \her abilities as a counselor continually confirm that it was the right one!
I am comfortable with Vanessa and her expertise. She is very responsive and flexible for my availability and needs.