Therapy to help you craft
a new beginning.

Life can bring about experiences or changes that can be difficult to navigate, and might leave us feeling depressed, anxious, or even hopeless. Through compassion, patience and support, I can help you address issues in your life preventing you from becoming your best self. I specialize in children, developmental disabilities, family therapy, and trauma.

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Family Therapy

Family therapy focuses on reinforcing healthy and loving relationships between family members, and resolving issues or conflicts that can have a lasting impact on those relationships.

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Children and Teens

Whether your child is having trouble at school, not getting along with friends, isn’t behaving like his peers, therapy can help improve your quality of life as a parent when you start seeing positive changes in your child.

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Special Needs

Patients with special needs requires a high level of attention and care. Through education, experience, understanding and compassion, I create an ideal environment for my patients to improve their individual areas of need.

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Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

No matter what you're facing, there is always hope.

There are many different reasons why someone may decide that the time is right to make a healthy change in their life. By working together, we can work through issues that have caused discomfort, sadness, or a lack of fulfillment, enabling you to take control and reclaim your happiness.

"Courage starts with showing up and letting 
ourselves be seen."

- Brene Brown

Keeping It Simple

How does the process work?

Step 1

Schedule a Consultation

Choose a time that we can spend a few minutes discussing your needs to determine if we're a good fit for you. Your consultation is free, private, and can be completed from the comfort of your own home.

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Step 2

We meet, discuss, and create a plan.

Therapy isn't a one size fits all process. I create a treatment plan specifically for you, based on what you need and your availability. Once we create a plan, we begin the process while following the blueprint we have laid out, so you know exactly what to expect along the way.

About Me

Vanessa Bever, MFT

Vanessa Bever is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in family health, personal and child-development, parent-child relationships, and developmental disabilities. She graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology from California State University and her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from National University, California.

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Vanessa Bever, MFT

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