M.A. Candidate, Mental Health Counseling
Vanessa believes in the power of connection and the relationships between client and therapist, the self, and our world. Through the therapeutic process, you will explore your interactions with yourself and your world and the meanings you hold within it. Vanessa’s therapeutic style is one of acceptance, openness, curiosity, humor, and questioning. Uniqueness and search for authentic meaning are honored in this collaborative space. Vanessa believes you are the expert on yourself and supports seeking the answers you hold inside you.
Vanessa is working towards obtaining her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Saybrook University. She works with clients of all ages, including children, teens, young adults, adults, couples, and family systems. She is purposeful about keeping the counseling space safe and equitable for those of any age, sex, gender, culture, ethnicity, ability, and identity.
Vanessa works with clients experiencing symptoms related to depression, anxiety, life transitions, family/relationship issues, and emotional or impulse regulation. She is particularly passionate about guiding clients on their healing journey through life transitions, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, and marital/relationship issues. Using a multimodal approach to therapy, she draws from multiple therapeutic methods including Solution-Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Techniques, Mindfulness, IFS Parts work, and Gottman relationship coaching.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Grief & Loss