I hold space for all individuals, regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender, religion, and intersectional identities, and I strive to do so by tailoring the sessions to each unique individual and providing them autonomy, empathy, and a safe space to discuss their concerns.
Vanessa holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is in the final stages of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. For the past 7 years, she has worked in various social service settings supporting neurodivergent individuals and individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Vanessa uses a person-centered approach that places the client as the expert in their life. She also works from a holistic perspective, integrating the client's biological, psychological, and social aspects to address and achieve their desired goals. Her calm and empathic nature allows her to build trust and strong relationships with clients, ultimately creating a safe, nonjudgmental, and collaborative environment that promotes personal growth. She pulls techniques from various therapeutic modalities, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Play Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Strength-Based Therapy.
Vanessa offers virtual therapy in English and Tagalog.