MS - Masters of Science in Counseling
NCC - National Certified Counselor
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor (IL)
LPC-IT - Licensed Professional Counselor In Training (WI)
Vanessa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in training (LPC-IT) in the state of Wisconsin. She completed her Masters’ of Science in Counseling from Concordia University Wisconsin, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Judson University. She has over 7 years of experience working with families in the state of Illinois’ Early Intervention Program, and understands the importance the family system plays in the overall social/emotional health of an individual. Vanessa works clinically from a holistic point of view, and incorporates mindfulness techniques promoting mind-body integration. She has an understanding of brain development, sensory processing, how trauma impacts somatic and emotionally based symptoms/conditions, and the body’s ability to heal itself from past trauma. Vanessa is a Brainspotting practitioner, trained in Phase 1, 2 and 3 working towards her Brainspotting Certification. She is also working towards her Registration in Play Therapy Credential and has counseling experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Vanessa has a calming presence and a passion for helping others heal.