Vanessa Morales Lopez
Core skills:Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Certified Domestic Violence Professional Individuals & Couples (Gottman Informed)
- Certified Domestic Violence Professional
- Gottman Level 1
- EMDR for Trauma
- Brainspotting for Trauma
I am a Licensed Clinical Partitioning Counselor with a master’s degree in Community Counseling from DePaul University, a program that holds a strong commitment to social justice, multiculturism, and innovation. Additionally, I am a Certified Domestic Violence Professional and have over seven years helping individuals explore healthy relationships, unhealthy relationships and the impact their interpersonal connections have on their lives. I have also completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and often use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work with couples.
I focus on working with individuals and couples who are seeking to be more connected and to help them understand how past events have influenced their present reactions and relationships in the world. I use a strength based approach when working with clients; because of this, I seek to add tools and awareness that individuals can use to create long term sustainable change in their life.
I also have experience working with individuals who have been impacted by complex trauma. From serving veterans who were experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, to children and families who were overcoming sexual abuse. With every person I sought to help them find their own empowerment. To believe in their strength, abilities, and that they are the experts in the own life with the capability to reach their desired goals.
I look forward to meeting you, to learning about what you value, and what you hope to accomplish. I am honored to help you get there and to join you on this part of your journey.
Types of Therapy: Art Therapy, Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Dance/Movement Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Expressive Arts, Family Systems, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative, Play Therapy, Trauma Focused, Strength Based Modality, Individuals and Couples