Vanessa De Jesus Guzman

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC

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(551) 239-1926 Website

Vanessa De Jesus Guzman

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC


Location

Offers online therapy

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

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Announcement icon Free to Be Mindful is and accepting individual counseling clients-virtually & in person with masks, 6-feet apart & disinfecting in between.
You love your kid - there is no denying that. You’re doing your absolute best, but sometimes it’s as though no matter what you do, things result in tears and screams - sometimes it’s your kid, sometimes it’s you. You know your child has so much to offer. You just wish you understood them more so that you wouldn’t feel ineffective as a parent, or so others could see the great kid you see. This is where I can help! I genuinely believe there is no such thing as a “bad kid.” Sometimes children are just misunderstood or lack the skills to be successful at school or at home. I help both kids and mothers lead mindful lives.
As a former teacher, educator, licensed counselor and mom, I understand the demands and challenges kids, parents & educators face daily. I offer individual and group counseling for children and mothers, as well as parent workshops. A healthy balance of mindfulness strategies, play therapy, sand tray therapy, literature, art & games are used with all clients.
I'm passionate about helping clients become emotionally healthy through a focus on mindfulness. My goal for children is to have a supported childhood and for mothers to have a memorable parenting experience - all with peace of mind & ease of heart. Remember in a world where you're free to be anything you want to be, you're always "Free to Be Mindful!"
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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

Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Although I am out-of-network, you may still get reimbursed for each session, pending on your insurance. I provide you with questions to ask.
Email me or call (551) 239-1926 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: New Jersey / 37PC00725200
  • School: The College of New Jersey
  • Year Graduated: 2009

Additional Credentials

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

Vanessa De Jesus Guzman's Groups

Mindfulness Class for Kids

Mindfulness is paying attention and being present in the moment which can help kids appropriately respond to a triggering event, instead of "exploding." Mindfulness classes are beneficial to children needing help with emotion regulation, social skills, anger management, and problem-solving. The focus on social-emotional learning and emotional intelligence, along with the use of literature in each session sets Free to Be Mindful classes apart from any other mindfulness program. MINDFULNESS CLASSES ARE VIRTUAL & FREE! Visit my site for more information: www.freetobemindful.com/virtualclass

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Virtual Counseling Group for Mothers

To be the best mothers to our children, we must also take care of ourselves. Sometimes that means exploring various modes of parenting, while giving ourselves time to center our minds. The Mindful Parenting Group will provide tools on how to effectively manage and communicate with children and families to decrease family stress. This will be done through discussion and guidance on various parenting and mindfulness strategies, as well as through the support of fellow group members.

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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
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mindfulness
  • Motherhood
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish and Spanish
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

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

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 2 Apr 2021
Vanessa De Jesus Guzman, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ridgefield

Vanessa De Jesus Guzman

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC