Our Mission

Empathetically connecting with people where they are at, using a non-judgmental approach, to inspire them to identify their own strengths, create change in unwanted behaviors, develop and achieve goals by practicing self-determination along with supplementary guidance and support so that they can ultimately discover their potential.

Tell a Therapist Offers

Vanessa is a solution-focused psychotherapist, whose mission is to help Narcissist Abuse Victims, adolescents, teenagers and adults uncover their true potential and move forward with confidence toward all of their goals. Vanessa and her team specialize in working with individuals, couples, and groups focusing on the treatment of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD (Trauma)
  • Grief/Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Marriage or Interpersonal Relationship Problems

  • Alcohol or Drug Abuse
  • Academic Pressure/Problems
  • Peer Pressure
  • Bullying
  • Body Image Issues
  • Low Self-Esteem

“While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, or erase traumas from our lives, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges through strong coping mechanisms and tools.”

Vanessa Reiser, Founder, Tell a Therapist, LLC

The Tell a Therapist Team

Vanessa Reiser

Psychotherapist- CEO of Tell a Therapist

Vanessa is a solution-focused psychotherapist licensed in NY, NJ, and MA whose mission is to help individuals uncover their true potential and move forward toward all of their goals. She specializes in working with individuals, couples, and groups focusing on the treatment of NARCISSISTIC ABUSE, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief/loss, eating disorders, marriage or interpersonal relationship problems, alcohol or drug abuse, low self-esteem, or anyone in need of developing new ways to cope with life’s everyday challenges. Vanessa is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She is also certified in teletherapy. Vanessa worked at The Bronx High School of Science, and High School of American Studies so she has extensive experience working with youth, holding her Educational Service Certificates in the states of New York and New Jersey.


Bachelor of Science – SUNY Empire State
Masters of Social Work – University of Southern California

Post-Graduate Training:
New York University – Clinical and Advanced Clinical Certificates

Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Board Member for the Center for Safety and Change (CFSC)
Founder of Rockland Pride Center

Experience with Teens:

Clinical Social Worker at The Bronx High School of Science
Clinical Social Worker at The High School of American Studies

Lauren Cappello


Lauren Cappello is a committed social worker; whose goal is to help all individuals establish confidence in themselves and their future. She has worked with individuals, couples, and groups, focusing on the individual’s symptoms and goals. Lauren has conducted one on one and group therapy sessions focusing on anxiety, depression, and PTSD due to trauma. She has worked with various populations such as those with mental health diagnoses, the homeless population, and individuals with disabilities. Lauren believes in establishing a positive and safe environment with her clients to help them create realistic goals and self-confidence.

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Bachelor of Arts- SUNY New Paltz
Master of Social Work- New York University



Juliette May


Juliette May is a graduate from Rutgers University and has a dual degree in Psychology and Social Work.  She is a highly skilled, empathetic, psychotherapist who specializes in the overall well being of each client. Her focus is on person-centered care which empowers clients to achieve their personal goals toward their growth and fulfillment.  Juliette is a solution-oriented medical professional dedicated to providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatments.  She works with diverse populations in one on one and group settings.  Juliette is an effective advocate, motivator, and communicator whose centering is on the treatment of:

Psychiatric Disorders
Substance Abuse Disorders
Human Trafficking Victims

Dual Degree in Psychology and Social Work- Rutgers University

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“Vanessa has spent her life compassionately serving others. Her relatable and non-judgmental approach provides the ideal therapeutic relationship to help clients work through emotional trauma and free themselves of unwanted behaviors.”

Laura Owens
Combat Veteran & Social Work Professor,  University of Southern California


Contact us at vanessa@tellatherapist.net