Vanessa is the Owner and Clinical Director of Mindful Life Connections, PLLC. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (LCASA), EMDRIA Approved, EMDR and Somatic Experiencing Trained Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II (CCTP-II), and a Certified Mindfulness & Meditation Coach and Facilitator, and Certified Usui Reiki Master.
Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work, a Masters of Social Work degree, and is currently completing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Specializing in and Researching Trauma Related Disorders in Women and the benefits of Mindfulness.
Vanessa has a passion for working with adult clients, individually. She has over a decade of combined work in clinical social work and psychotherapy in private practice, several medical and psychiatric hospitals, and mental/behavioral health community agencies. She served patients/clients with various acute, chronic, and terminal illnesses, and mental health diagnoses.
Vanessa found her calling after 20 years of personal and professional mindfulness, meditation practice, and teaching. In observing the benefits, and effectiveness of psychotherapy and mindfulness, she now dedicates herself to helping the Black community learn and utilize mindfulness, and works to help many heal through mind/body connection.
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