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Resident in Counseling

Vanessa can be reached at 561-789-4920 or

Client Population
Adolescent, Adults
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Expressive Arts Therapy, Experiential Theory

Rates Starting At:
Weekend, Weekday
Virtual / Telehealth appointments only

“Be like a tree and drop the dead leaves” – Rumi

Counseling is a place where we drop our dead leaves and grow new ones. As a counselor, I enjoy helping clients identify maladaptive patterns and replacing them with new healthy growth. My goal is to empower and guide clients through their therapeutic journey.

I work with adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of issues including, anxiety, depression, communication, family dynamics, life transitions, career challenges, trauma, self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, relational challenges, and behavior problems. In my work with clients, I tailor my approach to each person’s individual needs. I use a combination of techniques including Gestalt theory, Experiential theory, and Somatic Psychotherapy to help clients achieve their goals and greater life satisfaction. I specialize in Expressive Arts Therapy, anxiety treatment in children and adolescents, as well as holistic and embodied therapeutic techniques. Every client is different, and I enjoy working with each individual and finding out what works best for them.

Education, Credentials & Memberships
• Resident in Counseling and National Certified Counselor working towards my Licensed Professional Counseling License under the Supervision of Charlie Clark, LPC.
• Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University
• Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Florida State University
• Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Certified
• Professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

More about me:
• I live in the NOVA area with my husband and our fur babies.
• I am an animal lover and a huge fan of outdoors activities.
• I enjoy practicing yoga and learning about herbal medicine.
• I enjoy candle making and creating macramé wall art.

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

I am really looking forward to meeting you!

I am happy to discuss your potential counseling sessions or to answer any questions you might have!