About me

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience and also hold an undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics. I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and stress management. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and a variety of other client centered modalities. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

CA LMFT 82256


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Vani Burnette. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Vani listened to my woes and offered practical advice. Even when I could not meet up, she checked in on me through messages and I greatly appreciated it.

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She’s been my favorite therapist I’ve ever had!!! strongly recommend. She’s reach out to me and I can message her anytime and feel like she really cares about my needs

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Vani was so helpful and reassuring! I would recommend Vani in a heartbeat.

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Great

Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 2 months on issues concerning coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Vani is AMAZING

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Vani is very warm and provides a safe environment. I would recommend her to friends and family.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Very helpful in my issue and handled it professionally. Like vani approach into taking care of you.

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Vani is incredibly kind and supportive. She reminds you that she's there for you and also gives a pretty wide range of supports and ideas of how to deal with stress, anxiety, spiritual struggles, relationship challenges, transitions, and more. She is a mom and so has a super tight schedule, but she is super accommodating if the listed times don't work for you. She also is comfortable challenging you and bringing you to see a variety of perspectives beyond your own. So, I definitely recommend her! :)

Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve had 2 sessions so far with Vani but already I’ve been seeing results in my mental and a little more control with what and the way I think!

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Vani is super responsive and flexible! She always makes time to fit your schedule and I love all of the helpful articles she sends. She’s very easy to reach out to between sessions and understands all of my concerns.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

A great therapist!

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very understanding and compassionate. Her listening skills make me enjoy talking to her.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Vani is a Wonderful Therapist! She listens and truly cares. Advise is always spot on for what issues are being discussed. Very knowledgeable, kind, and easy to talk with.

Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I have had two phone sessions with Vani so far and she has already made me feel validated and understood. She is a wonderful listener and offers great insight. I look forward to more sessions!

Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

My favorite thing about Vani is that she's understated. She's got a quiet and calm demeanor, but she's got a strong hand on the throttle of the conversation, too. She doesn't impose herself or interrupt, but when she speaks, it's concise and insightful, confident and firm. You definitely feel like you're in good hands.

Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, intimacy-related issues, grief, sleeping disorders, eating disorders, parenting issues, and compassion fat

Vani is truly the therapist I had been searching for and I am so satisfied.

Written on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Vani for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, and sleeping disorders

Vani was great in helping me through my issues holistically, from mental exercises to nutrition. She has been supportive, asking questions and providing advice for dealing with the week.

Written on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Vani for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Vani is a very emphatic and thoughtful therapist that provide tools to allow me to understand the challenges that I am facing.

Written on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Vani for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I only had one session with Vani , I will be able to write a review in a couple more sessions

Written on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Vani for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Today was my first session with Vani. I feel like I have something to look forward to now.
Vani is easy to talk to and I look forward to more sessions.

Written on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Vani for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She has really helped me to get back to where I once was with my confidence. I am very thankful for this.

Written on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Vani for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

After one phone session with Vani, I feel so much better! She listened to me and helped me feel validated and I look forward to working more with her!

Written on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Vani for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Vani is great. She's been a great help to me and has been so kind and awesome as a counselor!

Written on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Vani for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

For lack of words, all I can say is Vani is great. She excels at not only listening to you but she is great at helping improve whatever problem it is you may be wanting to fix.

Written on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Vani for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Very professional, intent listener, understands what I’m saying, asks great questions

Written on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Vani for 2 weeks

Very good

Written on Jul 13, 2020 after therapy with Vani for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Vani is awesome!

Written on Jul 13, 2020 after therapy with Vani for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Vani is super kind and encouraging. She takes time to listen to your issues and sort through what your feeling. I always leave our sessions feeing uplifted and in a better mood.

Written on Jun 20, 2020 after therapy with Vani for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She has been a big support to me the last few weeks and I’m grateful for her help!

Written on Jun 17, 2020 after therapy with Vani for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Vani is a patient, empathetic counselor who has helped me put things in perspective and guided me out of depression. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of counseling help!

Work with me!