Vanessa Harvell

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed
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Vanessa Harvell

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed

Location

The Wolf Building
2717 South Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(619) 517-1031
Offers online therapy

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About

I am a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy & sexual health. I help my clients work through sexual shame, trauma, anxiety, painful sex, issues around arousal, orgasm & desire, compulsive behavior/”porn or sex” addiction, & sexual inexperience or anorexia. I believe my first job is to create a sense of safety by attuning to you and ensuring you a shame-free/judgment-free space. My second job is to help you identify the obstacles that are blocking you from sexual well-being and use my expertise, training and education so that you can get unstuck, reach your goals & find deep healing with sustained change.
In addition to sex therapy, I am a trained couples and relationship therapist. I help relationships work through deep seated issues so they can break free from their hurtful & destructive patterns and find emotional & sexual connection. I also support my single clients to navigate the frustrations/pains of dating and/or relationship inexperience.
I am a sex-positive/kink/poly/LGBTQAI+ friendly therapist. Along with sex & couples therapy, I have training in trauma therapy (EMDR), mindfulness, CBT, addiction recovery, behavioral & mind-body interventions. My goal is to support you in anyway I can. Please feel free to go to my website for more information or reach out to me with any questions.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • License: California / 103694
  • School: Pepperdine University
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Association of Sexuality Educators / Counselors & Therapists
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: California Association of Marriage and Family Ther / 105371
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
"A stellar therapist, dedicated to her clients. Been a pleasure to work with her over the years. "

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CMAT
"Vanessa is a true healer! She is a gift to her clients and to the field of sexual health."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, PhD

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Vanessa Harvell's Groups

Healing from Betrayal-A Group for Women

Discovering your partner's infidelity or compulsive sexual behaviors can feel isolating and overwhelming. Find recovery from the trauma, hurt and anger in a supportive women's group. Get the support you deserve from women who understand what you are going through; learn how to minimize triggers and set boundaries; regain trust in your relationship and with yourself; discover how to move forward and heal.

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Men's Healthy Sexuality Group

For men struggling with sexual addiction or sexually compulsive behaviors. This is an ongoing weekly process group that will help you explore and understand the origins of your behavior, learn healthy coping mechanisms, and new behaviors towards healthy sexuality and well-being.

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Location

The Wolf Building
2717 South Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(619) 517-1031
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Sex Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Low Libido
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Pain
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Sex Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
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Vanessa Harvell

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT