Vanessa Guidry LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker — LCSW #58873
Accepting United HealthCare Insurance

Individual, Couple, Teen & Family Therapist

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About Vanessa Guidry


Today’s families and relationships are very difficult to maintain in such a fast-paced society. Every day there are stressors and different areas in our lives that need our attention. There does not seem to be enough time to take care of ourselves and our most precious relationships as well as our own emotions. Taking the time to invest in ourselves as well as our family relationships is the best reward that offers the best outcome.


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Vanessa's Focus

Our children and adolescents are growing up in different times. It requires a different approach. With a new understanding of mental health and how important this is to our life balance, we need to invest in support and guidance for our children. Our children and adolescents need to learn to express emotions appropriately and safely. It is always important to have emotional balance as well as physical health as they grow into emotionally healthy young adults.

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Vanessa's Other Specialities

As a child and adolescent therapist, it is important to meet the client where they are. There are different areas that we can focus on: Behavior concerns, attention, and focus as well as different phases that interrupt our children’s cycle as they learn to fit in and where they are accepted. I will offer the support and guidance that will help them navigate their young adult lives. With families, I will offer the support to bridge differences, trust issues as well as finding solutions to smooth the everyday edges that create issues that press the seams of the family circle. Being understood, being heard, and validating our feelings and emotions is something that we all strive for. Keeping the perfect balance in our lives is very difficult. When we experience grief our coping skills are challenged. Having a place to tell your story, be heard by someone who understands the value of the steps of grief is part of the recovery process. As your grief therapist, I will listen and walk with you through this time of need.

More About Vanessa

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, going to the beach in St. Petersburg, Florida, and walking my dog.

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History And Qualifications

Vanessa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed through the State Board of Licensing in Texas, license #58873, and the State of Florida Department of Health, license #SW17700. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work also from Indiana University. Vanessa has a minor in Psychology as well as a Certificate in Case Management.

Vanessa has worked extensively with couples, families, teens, and adults throughout her career and has extensive training in DBT therapy.

Vanessa’s background includes working with patients in need of psychological crisis care at the Memorial Hermann Crisis Clinic, working with children, families, and teens at the University of Texas Health Science Center Physicians Clinic, working with patients and families at the Little Red Door Community Cancer Agency in Indianapolis, at the IU Simon Cancer Center providing therapy for cancer patients, providing trauma therapy in the IU Riley Children’s hospital, and in a domestic violence shelter also where women and children were housed full time.

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Graduate Degree: Indiana University - Master’s Degree in Social Work

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Undergraduate Degree: Indiana University - Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

What Clients Are Saying

Wide Variety of Services

Such a great option for a wide variety of counseling. The fact that they provide services to all ages, couples, families, etc., and are LGBTQ+ affirming is very important to me. Also, it is hard to find somewhere that provides DBT and EMDR services and treats as many issues as they do. Thank you Eddins Counseling!


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