I have worked in residential facilities, homes, schools, and community-based mental health. I received both my Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and my Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. After receiving my undergraduate degree, I worked as a teacher while attending graduate school. I have been in the mental health field for thirteen years.
Vanessa Canales-Cruz MA, LPC
My passion in therapy stems from believing that everyone has a unique life story to bring into counseling and they need a place to safely explore that story.
I am an empathic and understanding counselor who works motivationally with my clients to give them the opportunity to develop greater awareness of this story and how they understand themselves and their challenges.
My desire is to collaboratively work with my clients using various methods and expressive techniques so that through therapy clients reconnect with themselves, empower themselves, and develop new ways of being and connecting with others.