Vanessa Keipert has been providing successful therapeutic interventions for almost a decade, helping individuals and couples with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, substance use, loneliness, emotional eating and self esteem. She believe in helping people uncover their innate potential for growth and offers a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space to work through issues and achieve therapeutic goals. She draws on many modalities, including: CBT, REBT, mindfulness and DBT.
Iam a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Canadian Certified Counsellor. I earned my B.A. in Psychology from McGill University and M.A. in Mental Health Counselling from The City University of New York, and I have been providing successful therapeutic intervention for nearly a decade.
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loneliness, substance use, trauma, emotional eating & self-esteem challenges. I have a deep respect for the innate potential and capacity for growth that lies within all of us, and offer a safe, trusting and non-judgmental space to work through challenges together and achieve therapeutic goals.
Depending on what is best suited to each client, I draw upon several modalities to provide a personalized intervention. These include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help clients change their thought patterns to be better able to cope with life’s challenges, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) to help identify self-defeating thoughts and feelings, challenge the rationality of those feelings, and replace them with healthier, more productive beliefs, Psychodynamic Therapy to increase self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behaviour, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to build coping skills and resilience, Mindfulness to support clients in being more present and aware of their experience, and Interpersonal Therapy to address interpersonal problems in relationships with others. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), which is very effective in relieving many types of psychological stress and/or trauma, such as PTSD, anxiety, depression and panic disorders.
Through therapy with me, you can work on:
- Getting out from under the pain of depression
- Improving your communication with your partner
- Changing unhelpful negative thoughts and behaviours
- Develop better coping strategies
- Overcome anxiety
- Address the underlying issues that are contributing to emotional eating
- Learn to increase your self esteem and truly love and appreciate yourself