Vanessa earned a Master in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Since graduating in 2007, Vanessa has had the pleasure of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families to facilitate positive change within their lives. Her professional experience includes providing individual, group, and family therapy in the context of non-profit organizations, schools, children's mental health agencies, and private practice in the communities of Fort Lauderdale and Toronto.
With empathy and a respect for self-determination, Vanessa is committed to building a trusting relationship with her clients so they feel safe to share their experiences, identify patterns in their lives, and explore opportunities for personal growth.
Vanessa is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Vanessa is currently accepting new clients at her private practice in Brooklin, where she has quickly become the go-to therapist for her community.