Vanessa Reiser


About Me

Hi! My name is Vanessa Reiser. I am a solution-focused psychotherapist licensed in NY, NJ and Massachusetts, whose goal is to help adolescents, teenagers and adults uncover their true potential and move forward with confidence toward all of their goals. I specialize in working with individuals, couples and groups focusing on the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD (trauma), grief/loss, eating disorders, marriage or interpersonal relationship problems, alcohol or drug abuse, academic pressure/problems, peer pressure, bullying, body image issues, eating disorders, low self-esteem or anyone in need of new ways to cope with life’s every day challenges.

I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I am also certified in tele-therapy.

I attended USC, began working on the front lines as a psychotherapist at a triage style mental health clinic in The Bronx as well as our satellite program at The Bronx School of Science and High School of American Studies at Lehman College and have extensive experience working with a diverse population dealing with a myriad of issues.

For those of you looking to take therapy to the next level and make advances in your careers, interpersonal relationships and overall well-being, my private practice is in Allendale, NJ and you can visit my website at For an in-person session with me and for rates, please contact me at 845-499-0957. You can also find me at @tell_a_therapist on Instagram, Tell a Therapist, LLC on Facebook or email me at

I wanted to take a moment to let you know a bit about my general availability and frequency of responding. I encourage you to write as often and as much as you like - this room is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week. I typically respond to all messages within 24 hours. The only exception is the weekend, when I usually take time off. If there is a message you would like me to respond to sooner, please mark it as urgent, and I will get back to you as quickly as I can. It is also possible to schedule a live video or phone session, but I have a privater practice so scheduling it with me through text is advised. Sessions are between 30-50 minutes.

Let's get started! :)


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #44SC05887900 (Expires: 2020-08-01)

LICSW #122551 (Expires: 2022-07-02)


Written by M.I. on Jun 28, 2020 after counseling with Vanessa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I think working with Vanessa has helped us listen to each other more and diffuse certain situations by giving us better tools and different ways to view our problematic situations.

Written by J.O. on Apr 25, 2020 after counseling with Vanessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I have been with Vanessa for couple weeks, she seems nice even if I don't know much about her or we hadn't been talking for too long. But she is always checking on me and listen to my longgg text and talks.

Written by B.L. on Apr 25, 2020 after counseling with Vanessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She’s great! Very easy to talk to and asks the right questions to help work through issues.