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Vanessa Paulson, MS, LMFT

Vanessa Paulson, MS, LMFT
MS, LMFT

Vanessa Paulson

Licensed Psychotherapist in Arizona and California

Vanessa Paulson is a licensed psychotherapist with expertise in eating disorders, OCD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, general stressors, adolescent and family counseling, and stressors unique to healthcare professionals.

  She graduated from California Lutheran University with her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and obtained a license in Marriage Family Therapy. Throughout her practicum, Vanessa worked with individuals, couples and families who had challenges with trauma, eating disorders and other general issues. During this practicum, she gained extensive experience with family systems training. In her internships, she also worked with general life stressors, anxiety, depression, academic challenges, relationship concerns (couples counseling), interpersonal dynamics (group therapy), and supervision of other psychology practicum students.  Throughout her various practicum training rotations, she gained additional experience in working with children and adolescents struggling with behavioral and emotional concerns. Vanessa has experience teaching graduate students as an Adjunct Faculty member. She is licensed and able to see clients in both Arizona and California.   Vanessa’s approach is warm, empathic, and collaborative. She believes in being directive when needed with her clients. She strives to meet each person where they may be at in their journey.  Some modalities that Vanessa may utilize in counseling are structural family therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, enhanced cognitive behavior therapy, exposure response prevention, and acceptance commitment therapy.  

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