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Credentials

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Vanessa can be reached at (571) 324-2658 or

vanessacheshier@sunstonecounselors.com

Client Population
Adults, Adolescents
Location
Loudoun
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy, Person-in-Environment, Solution-Focused, Trauma-Focused, Strengths-based, Motivational Interviewing
Availability
Weekday, Evening, Early morning
 

If any of the following statements describe you, I may be a good fit as your therapist.

  • You are a family member or caretaker of someone with a serious mental illness.
  • You want to overcome overeating.
  • You have tried therapy before and were not satisfied with the outcome.
  • You are skeptical about whether therapy is right for you.
  • You experience social anxiety.
  • You want to learn to regulate your emotions.
  • You are considering making a change in your life.
  • Alcohol or drugs are interfering with your goals or relationships.
  • You have intrusive or obsessive thoughts.
  • You want to learn to be more assertive.
  • You are going through a major life transition.
  • You want to discover your true self.

I use a person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approach to create a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental environment for therapy. I will meet you where you are and guide you to draw on your own unique strengths to reach your goals while simultaneously providing new skills and techniques to add to your tool belt.

Education, Credentials & Memberships

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Guilford College
  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Catholic University
  • Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Experience working with individuals and groups including adults and adolescents in community mental health, private practice, group homes, and residential treatment

More about me:

  • I live in Fairfax County with my husband, son, two cats, and dog.
  • In my free time I like to play music, go camping and canoeing, and relax by a lake or river.
  • I was born and raised in Washington, DC


I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation or would like more information, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.