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Vanessa Prendes, MS
LCMHC Candidate


Areas of Specialty :
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Life Coaching /Navigating Life Transitions
  • Abuse/Trauma

Client Focus:
  • Adults

Whether in a group or individual setting, I aim to create an environment where clients feel able to discuss their values, goals, and concerns. I highlight clients' strengths while also challenging them to face their discomfort. I aim to help clients navigate their own lives.

My therapeutic approach is person-centered. I mainly use interventions from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

I work with clients who are struggling with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma and life transitions such as the transition to college.

Prior to joining Counseling Associates, I worked for a counseling center focusing on issues Anger Management, Domestic Violence/Abuse, Substance/Alcohol Use, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma.

Upper Valley

  • B.A in English & B.A in Psychology, Florida International University
  • Master of Science in Counselor Education, Florida International University

  • Spanish

Areas of Focus:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Violence
  • EMDR
  • Life Coaching
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Approaches:
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief