I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with over five years of experience working with individuals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I am certified in accelerated resolution therapy and reconsolidation of traumatic memories to treat these types of traumas.
My belief is that we are all spiritual beings created for a significant purpose. I actively listen to clients, as well as the Holy Spirit, to try to have a spiritual connection in my counseling sessions so the truth about a situation or an individual can be revealed and healing and breakthroughs can be achieved. I believe it is important for us all to have a firm foundation in which we stand on. Many times, the absence of this can be the cause of some of our distress. I counsel with a firm foundation that everyone is to be loved encouraged and to be treated with kindness and respect, no matter their beliefs or cultural differences. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, attachment-based therapy, emotion-focused therapy and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to admit that we can't always figure everything out on our own and we may need outside support. It is quite the accomplishment 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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
LMHC #MH15949 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Vanessa is a kind, wise and knowledgeable person and counselor. We have a great difference in our ages and yet we have been able to connect well. I would recommend her to anyone.