Vanessa Brister


Vanessa Brister


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MHNet
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
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Hanford, California 93230
Lancaster, California 93535

My Approach to Helping

As a clinician, I am focused on serving those that are having daily struggles with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I am here to support those seeking support with the complexities they may face on a daily day basis. In addition, I serve those in vital roles such as law enforcement, the medical field, and social services. I have worked alongside you for the last ten-plus years, and understand the impact vicarious trauma can have on our mental health.

I utilize trauma-informed and client-centered care practices. I focus on meeting each patient where they are at on processing thoughts and understanding their emotions, in conjunction with learning how to cope with those emotions. I want to ensure that you obtain the answers being sought through therapy.

After working in the field for over a decade, I myself became a victim of vicarious trauma. In order to continue to give your best, not only to your community, but your loved ones as well, you need to recharge. Without taking care of yourself, instead of giving your best, you will be giving what is left of you. Are you ready to change that?

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With


Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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