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Vanessa Kensing, LMSW is dedicated to being a part of people’s change process. Her diverse educational background provides her with a flexible therapeutic orientation for working with clients.  She specializes in trauma, self-esteem, addiction issues, codependency issues, anxiety issues, and personality disorders. She works from an attachment framework that emphasizes the influence that early childhood relationships and experiences have on present day issues. This process is made possible by the therapeutic relationship developed through warmth, empathy and awareness off the client’s emotions, needs and motivations.   

Vanessa completed her undergraduate degree at Pepperdine University, her Master’s in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling at the New School of Social Research, and her Master of Social Work at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

Trainings and Certifications: 

  • Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
  • Challenges in Treating the Dual Diagnosis Client
  • NCADD/Westchester, Inc.: Conference in Addiction
  • Advancing Economic Literacy in Human Services
  • Diversity, Power, and Privilege
  • Ethics in Social Work
  • ACS: Mandated Reporter Training
  • NYU: DSM-5 and Criminal Justice: Implications for Evaluation, Treatment and Services
  • Cross Country Education: Emergency Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment 
I’ve had other therapists in New York but ended our work because I knew I wasn’t making progress. Within my first session with Vanessa I felt such a wave of relief. I realized I needed not only an integrated therapy plan that personalizes treatment but a therapist who is invested in my progress—something I hadn’t experienced before. There has already been drastic improvements in my relationships, my career goals and my ability to cope with my anxiety. I look forward to my sessions knowing I will leave feeling clear headed and motivated to take on my week. I am so lucky to have found Vanessa and Cobb Psychotherapy!
— L.H.