Vanessa was born in Venezuela and has lived in Central Florida for the past 12 years. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Science from the University of Central Florida in 2015 and with her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Stetson University in 2018. She is currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, IMH 18160, pursuing her license in the state of Florida. Vanessa is a member of the American Counselors Association and the Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society.
Vanessa’s foundational approach to counseling is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and she has received specialized training in Trauma-Focused CBT. Vanessa also incorporates techniques from Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and expressive arts to individualize and maximize each client’s success in therapy.
Vanessa works with adults, teens, and children and provides counseling in both English and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include assisting people going through life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. Clients can expect sessions to be a safe space where they can feel free to explore concerns, learn ways to cope, receive encouragement, empathy, support, and accountability.
Vanessa and her husband live in Winter Garden with their dog, Mercedes. In her free time, Vanessa enjoys traveling around the world, practicing self-care, reading, and spending time with friends and family. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Vanessa, you may call or text her at (407) 900-9255 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.