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Vanessa A. Williams
Counselor, LMHC

Vanessa A. Williams

Counselor, LMHC (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
34 Plaza Street East, Vanderbilt Plaza, P109, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Let's Connect (718) 865-3709
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“There is no greater agony than bearing the untold story inside you.” - Maya Angelou. Each person’s story shapes them and a burden to carry alone that is relieved when met with empathy. I consider it an honor to be present with clients as they share their untold story, gain greater self-knowledge, and manifest the story that is yet to come. I come from a place of curiosity and non-judgement around each individual’s lived experience. I hope to create a warm, accepting space where you can be your authentic self, feel safe to express your uncensored thoughts and share both laughter and tears.
I specialize in working with teenagers and adults who are struggling with issues of identity or interpersonal challenges due to interpersonal, racial or gender-based trauma. I also have experience working with couples experiencing challenges with sex, pre-marital concerns, separation/divorce, and general communication and conflict.
At Roots & Branches Therapy, we endeavor to serve a diverse client base. We welcome clients from all beliefs and backgrounds; from all racial, ethnic, sexual or gender identities as well as those in monogamous or polyamorous relationships. We strive to balance our client base between sliding scale, in-network, and full fee clients.
Call or Vanessa A. Williams now for a free 15 minute consultation - (718) 865-3709

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Roots and Branches Therapy

34 Plaza Street East

Vanderbilt Plaza, P109

Brooklyn, NY 11238

(718) 865-3709
I offer sessions in-person Mon-Tues & via telehealth Wed-Thu. Visit our website for current availability & to book an informational appt.
I specialize in Issues of Adolescence and Identity, Trauma and PTSD and Couples Therapy 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (718) 865-3709
Photo of Vanessa A. Williams, LMHC, Counselor

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Roots and Branches Therapy

34 Plaza Street East

Vanderbilt Plaza, P109

Brooklyn, NY 11238

(718) 865-3709
I offer sessions in-person Mon-Tues & via telehealth Wed-Thu. Visit our website for current availability & to book an informational appt.
I specialize in Issues of Adolescence and Identity, Trauma and PTSD and Couples Therapy 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $200
  • Couple Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • BlueShield of Northeastern New York
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Highmark BCBS of Western New York
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Wellfleet
  • Out of Network
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Roots and Branches Therapy is in-network with Cigna. We pay for a service that helps clients receive out-of-network reimbursement with all other insurance carriers. Book an informational appointment on our website, and we can help you understand your benefits and discuss sliding scale availability.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (718) 865-3709
Photo of Vanessa A. Williams, LMHC, Counselor
Vanessa A. Williams
Counselor, LMHC
"
Roots and Branches Therapy is in-network with Cigna. We pay for a service that helps clients receive out-of-network reimbursement with all other insurance carriers. Book an informational appointment on our website, and we can help you understand your benefits and discuss sliding scale availability.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (718) 865-3709
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Vanessa A. Williams
Counselor, LMHC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of New York / 013141 Vanessa A. Williams
  • In Practice for 4 Years
  • Attended New York University, MHC-LP, Graduated 2020
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Before joining Roots & Branches Therapy, I built my experience with adults in private practice and with adolescents at CityLink Psychological Service. I've developed expertise with diverse identity couples whether they are in a monogamous, polyamorous, or separated/co-parenting relationship.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (718) 865-3709
Photo of Vanessa A. Williams, LMHC, Counselor
Vanessa A. Williams
Counselor, LMHC
"
Before joining Roots & Branches Therapy, I built my experience with adults in private practice and with adolescents at CityLink Psychological Service. I've developed expertise with diverse identity couples whether they are in a monogamous, polyamorous, or separated/co-parenting relationship.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (718) 865-3709
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Vanessa A. Williams
Counselor, LMHC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Issues of Adolescence and Identity
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Couples Therapy

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Body Positivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Teen Violence
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In couples therapy, we will begin with a couples session to discuss the history of your relationship from how you met to the present day. Then I will meet with each individual to learn about your life story to better understand the experiences that shapes who you are in your relationship. In the 4th session, we will meet as a team to review the results of your Gottman assessment and set goals.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (718) 865-3709
Photo of Vanessa A. Williams, LMHC, Counselor
Vanessa A. Williams
Counselor, LMHC
"
In couples therapy, we will begin with a couples session to discuss the history of your relationship from how you met to the present day. Then I will meet with each individual to learn about your life story to better understand the experiences that shapes who you are in your relationship. In the 4th session, we will meet as a team to review the results of your Gottman assessment and set goals.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (718) 865-3709
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Vanessa A. Williams
Counselor, LMHC

2 Endorsements

Adam L Hallers
Adam L Hallers
Pre-Licensed ProfessionalMHC-LP
Vanessa is an empathic listener and has great sense of humor. She gives me great feedback and ideas in our group supervision, and I can imagine she offers the same to her clients.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
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In the beginning, I will take time to learn your life history to understand the events that shaped your life, your goals, and your values. I believe that the appraoch should be tailored to the client and therefore use a wide range of evidence-based, skill building modalities, such as CBT, DBT, Narrative, Imago, & Gottman Therapy, to provide coping skills before we delve into trauma-processing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (718) 865-3709
Photo of Vanessa A. Williams, LMHC, Counselor
Vanessa A. Williams
Counselor, LMHC
"
In the beginning, I will take time to learn your life history to understand the events that shaped your life, your goals, and your values. I believe that the appraoch should be tailored to the client and therefore use a wide range of evidence-based, skill building modalities, such as CBT, DBT, Narrative, Imago, & Gottman Therapy, to provide coping skills before we delve into trauma-processing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (718) 865-3709
Photo of Vanessa A. Williams, LMHC, Counselor
Vanessa A. Williams
Counselor, LMHC

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Roots and Branches Therapy

34 Plaza Street East

Vanderbilt Plaza, P109

Brooklyn, NY 11238

(718) 865-3709

Nearby Areas

Counties

Zips

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I offer sessions in-person Mon-Tues & via telehealth Wed-Thu. Visit our website for current availability & to book an informational appt.
Call for a free consultation now - (718) 865-3709
Photo of Vanessa A. Williams, LMHC, Counselor
Vanessa A. Williams
Counselor, LMHC
"
I offer sessions in-person Mon-Tues & via telehealth Wed-Thu. Visit our website for current availability & to book an informational appt.
Call for a free consultation now - (718) 865-3709
Photo of Vanessa A. Williams, LMHC, Counselor
Vanessa A. Williams
Counselor, LMHC