About Vanessa Casanova

Associate Social Worker
Individual and Couples Relationship Therapist
San Diego, CA

Vanessa Casanova

Becoming a Relationship Therapist

Since I was in high school, I knew I was going to be working in the mental health field in some capacity. My own experiences from childhood and adolescence primed me in a way to grow as a person that could empathize deeply with others. Helping others grow and meet their goals has been the most rewarding factor of my profession and reminds me why I love doing this job.

Counseling Philosophy

I approach therapy with compassion, humor, and sincerity to help my clients work through challenges. Sometimes life can throw unpredictable things your way or make you feel “stuck”, and I love working together with clients to figure out how to overcome life’s difficulties through empowerment, awareness, and other tools that may help along the way.

Counseling Style and Strengths

I strive to create a supportive and nonjudgmental environment to give you the space to share whatever problems you are facing. I know opening up to someone new regarding your issues is not always the easiest thing to do.

I love to use humor whenever I can because sometimes life can get heavy, and I believe humor can be a strength and add to one’s resilience. I also aim to bring honesty and openness to my practice to help you grow and figure out what works and what doesn’t. I recognize people process their emotions and experiences differently so my goal is to always make you feel understood and supported.

Professional Counseling Background

Since 2013, I have worked in various settings such as schools, a foster care agency, in home, and in outpatient mental health throughout the course of my career. From my experience, I have been able to develop a greater understanding of the dynamics and functioning of children, youth and families dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Professional Therapist Credentials and Training

  • Gottman Method
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

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