Vanessa Graff, LMHCA, CDPt
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I approach counseling as an opportunity to collaboratively identify the cause of mental illness and personalized strategies for alleviating it. I believe that a safe therapeutic relationship is the key to successful treatment. This therapeutic relationship is cultivated and strengthened during each session.
Each individual has unique needs and strengths and I integrate those abilities and uniqueness into the therapeutic process and treatment plan. I believe that many of us have the necessary tools to live full and healthy lives and it is my mission to assist my clients in finding their own strength in this journey.
My therapeutic approach is greatly influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, trauma recovery and psychoeducation. I received my Masters of Science from Grand Canyon University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our labradoodle fur-baby. I enjoy spending time at the beach, exercising, or being with my family. I have lived in the Vancouver area for the majority of my life but have had the pleasure of living all across the United States.
Specialties and areas of focus
Q&A with Vanessa
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
5.) What makes you laugh?
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?