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Vanessa Gamboa

Vanessa Gamboa


7 years of experience

Hi, I'm Vanessa. I use she/her/hers pronouns. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help people manage anxiety, depression, and work to avoid burnout in order to develop and maintain healthy relationships with the significant people in their lives. Together we will explore what is currently a challenge in your life and work to identify how best to move forward. If you're struggling with feeling overwhelmed, having relationship issues, life transition issues, or cycles of anxiety and depression I'm here to help. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I integrate mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, amongst other modalities to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Seeking therapy can be stressful and scary but you're making the right choice and you deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

My goal is to offer a space where you feel comfortable enough to talk through challenges and successes, will be open to my guidance, and will want to continue working together in future sessions. Each person has different needs, so coping skills developed and practiced will be tailored to your needs. You will receive support as you work to process difficult feelings and explore how you would like to improve your life. I endeavor to always be real with people by holding you accountable and respectfully telling you what you need to hear.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I believe in a person centered approach using evidence based practices, incorporating elements of CBT, DBT, and mindfulness. I individualize my therapy to the needs of each person I work with.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I believe that my biggest strength is in compassionate and active listening. It is important to me that you feel heard and understood even if we are not in full agreement about the best path forward. Additionally, I feel that I do well with meeting in the middle when needed in order to support you as best as I can.

Insurances accepted

All Savers
Blue Cross Blue Shield
EAP:United Health/Optum
Golden Rule
OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions
United Health/Optum
United Medical Resources
UnitedHealthcare Life Insurance
UnitedHealthcare Shared Services
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


Peer Relationships
Child or Adolescent
Coping Skills
Family Conflict
School Issues
Self Esteem
Women's Issues

Age groups

Adults (18 to 64)
Teenagers (13 to 17)

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