Vanessa De Jesus Guzman

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
(551) 239-1926 Website

Vanessa De Jesus Guzman

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

730 Grand Ave. Suite 2H
Ridgefield, NJ 07657
(551) 239-1926
Offers online therapy

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About

There is a lot that pulls you in a thousand directions as a mom. You're expected to run a seamless household, support your family, spend time with friends, and look good while doing it all. Advice from family and friends doesn't help much, and instead it leaves you more confused. Your older family members suggest parenting with a heavy hand how you were raised, but that doesn't feel good to you, or your kids. You wonder... how is it that other mothers seem to have it all together? You can allow motherhood to take over your well-being, or you can get support from a licensed therapist - who looks like you and totally gets it.
Together we will explore: managing unrealistic expectations of motherhood and life, regulating parenting-related stress, customizable parenting strategies, finding the balance between who you were before having kids and the life you lead now, a practical mindfulness approach to help you live and enjoy your family and your life.
I firmly believe we cannot pour from an empty cup and moms need just as much space and care as kids need - if not more. If you want to be the best mother you can be, it starts with creating the time to take care of your mental and emotional wellbeing. Your kids deserve a healthier and more positive version of you - and so do you.
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Vanessa De Jesus Guzman
“My name is Vanessa, owner of Free to Be Mindful. I truly believe there is no such thing as a bad kid, they're just misunderstood.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $200
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Although I am out-of-network, you may get reimbursed for sessions, pending on your insurance. I provide you with the exact questions to ask.
Email me or call (551) 239-1926 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • License: New Jersey / 37PC00725200
  • School: The College of New Jersey
  • Year Graduated: 2009
Before becoming a therapist I was a certified teacher and school counselor, bringing a unique perspective to my work with moms and kids.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: American School Counselor Association
  • Certificate Date: 2009

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC, CPCS

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT, CCS

Vanessa De Jesus Guzman's Groups

Amiga Moms Support Groups

To be the best mothers to our children, we must also take care of ourselves. The mission of Amiga Moms is to empower 21st-century mothers through a supportive network and educational events with informative practices to become more patient and mindful moms. The Amiga Moms Support Groups meets virtually every month from 8:30-9:30 PM EST.

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Winter 2023 Social Skills Groups for Kids

Does your child experience difficulties finding the right things to say, communicating effectively, or advocating for themselves appropriately in times of need? Social Skills Group may be for them! Free to Be Mindful's Social Skills Group uses role-playing and engaging, hands-on activities to help foster appropriate communication, while providing kids a safe space to try things out. There are two 6-week groups, for children grades 1-4 and 5-8, running in-person throughout the course of winter 2023. Specific to NJ residents. Visit www.freetobemindful.com/groups to register for the waiting list.

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Location

730 Grand Ave. Suite 2H
Ridgefield, NJ 07657
(551) 239-1926
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Women's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Child
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Mindfulness
  • Motherhood
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Biofeedback
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Vanessa De Jesus Guzman

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC