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Vanessa Benaway, LLMFT

Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I take a holistic approach when guiding clients back to their innate wholeness. The models I draw upon in my work include: Internal Family Systems, Emotion-focused therapy, somatic/embodiment-based work and EMDR. I especially enjoy working with adult women and adolescents and their families. I have a passion for working with clients with unresolved trauma manifesting in anxiety, depression and issues around self-worth and identity.

* Trauma/attachment trauma

* Adult survivors of emotional and sexual abuse

* Family of origin issues

* Spiritual concerns

* Anxiety/Depression

* Codependency recovery

* Adult children of alcoholics

* Body image issues

* Process addictions

* Perfectionism

* Grief and loss

* Couples coping with rebuilding trust after an infidelity

* Couples dealing with unsatisfying relationship dynamics; repeating disagreements

Oftentimes, the impacts of past pain leave us feeling drained, overwhelmed and confused about our path forward.  We can lack a sense of self-worth, after being hurt by the very people who were supposed to take care of us.  I help clients reconnect to their inner power to re-parent and restore lost parts of themselves.  On this journey, I guide clients in reawakening their naturally empowered, vibrant selves.  I specialize in working with adults, couples, teens and families seeking healing, connection, and change both inside of themselves and within their closest relationships.  

I offer a trauma-focused, relational and holistic approach to therapy.  I hold certifications in EMDR and have extensive training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy.  I have over 500 hours in professional yoga-teacher training and a graduate certificate in Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness.

I offer a warm and safe space to process the burdens, past pain, and release of the limiting stories you may be holding onto about yourself.  If you feel called, reach out to me.  Let's create the next version of you and your relationships together.