Vanessa Spooner, Psy.D.

Vanessa Spooner, Psy.D.

Professions: Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PSY 24942
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 12725
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3401 Glendale Blvd Suite B
Los Angeles, California 90039 - United States
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Your anxiety doesn't have to be a normal way of being. Your negative feelings about food and your body are do not have to be your identity anymore. It's time to get the support that you need to finally make the changes you keep promising you will make. Change does not happen unless you do something different. Beginning therapy can be a first step you take to empower yourself.

Each person needs a different approach. I work with you based on what you feel would work best for you - some people prefer a fair amount of structure and guidance, others prefer space to explore their feelings and thoughts with less direction. Above all I am here to guide you towards a new lifestyle where you feel like you are taking care of yourself and living a fulfilled life. I can be the person to challenge you to break your cycle of avoidance while understanding why this is hard for you.

Email or Call Vanessa Spooner, Psy.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12725

More Info About My Practice

On a budget or have a tight schedule? My associate Jeff Hicks, MA works under my supervision in my private practice. He can offer you a sliding scale therapy fee, as well as evening and weekend appointments.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Change is not a cookie cutter process that is the same for every person. A lot of factors are involved when I discuss with a new client how often and how long they should be in therapy. Here are a few:

1. How long have you been feeling this way? 6 months? A few years? Your whole life? The length of time you have been dealing with anxiety, an eating disorder, or other mental health challenges is important. Is this an isolated experience for you or part of your identity?

2. What has change been like for you in the past? Are you someone who embraces change or tries to avoid it? Do you only make changes during a crisis and then fall back into your old patterns? What helped you to get through difficult times in the past?

3. How much of a priority can therapy be for you right now? We all have very busy lives and things that can take our attention away from our personal growth. Work schedules, family obligations, and anything else going on in your live at times can make it difficult to consistently keep time open for therapy.

All of these things may mean that you could a few months of therapy and notice a big difference in how you are feeling. Or you may need to be in therapy longer to truly understand yourself and distance yourself from thoughts, behaviors and relationships that don't work for you anymore. For new clients I recommend weekly appointments to start. For some people, coming 2-3 times a week to therapy provides more support and allows for deeper self-understanding.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Mental Health Professionals

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Identity Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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