About Me

I have Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) in MD, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in DC. For more than 10 years, I have been using humanistic, person-center, strength-focused therapy, motivational Interviews, crisis and brief Intervention to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual, family or group in diverse therapy environment. I believe in treating all persons with respect, compassion and thoughtful of the person’s background. Also, I am commented to helping people to live life to their fullest potential because we all have one life to leave and we deserve to be in pace with ourselves.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW-C #16594 (Expires: 2023-10-31)

LICSW #LC50082243 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Written by P.H. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with VANESSA for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

I feel that Vanessa is very attentive to the concerns/issues affecting me and my spouse. Her positive engagement during sessions, as well as chat in-between sessions, never lets me feel as though we are out of touch with her.

Written by G.I. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with VANESSA for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Vanessa is great