Venessa is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice for the past 3 years. She obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. She has worked in the field of mental health services for over 20 years with clients of various backgrounds and mental health needs. Her clinical experience is diverse from having worked for LA County department of mental health with clients with severe mental health diagnoses to working with at risk youth in the community and in public education.
She has training in a host of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic and solution focused therapy Venessa notes her area of specialization is inworking with couples who are looking to improve their romantic or marital relationships.
She serves as workshop facilitator at Riverside community college in addition to her work as clinician in private practice