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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

Valued clients, we at Tell A Therapist are so very excited to introduce you to the members of our staff. We strive to provide all of our clients with clinicians that are not only capable of providing them the care they need, but that excel in the areas where our clients need the most guidance.

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, LMSW


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




Jessi Wachtel, LMSW

Master of Social Work

Jessi Wachtel is a graduate of New York University with a Masters Degree in Social Work. She has worked with various populations over the last few years, including high school students, children and families in poverty, and families looking to grow their families through adoption. Jessi is passionate about her work and clients and strives to help others succeed and reach their goals. Jessi has worked with clients one on one and in groups. She is trained in ABA (applied behavioral analysis)  and trauma-informed parenting, she also has extensive experience with alcohol and substance abuse, as well as anxiety and depression.  Additionally, Jessi specializes in adoption and believes that each client has the ability to grow and reach their highest potential in their lives.

Alcohol/Substance Abuse
Applied Behavioral Analysis

Bachelor of Arts- Fairleigh Dickinson University
Master of Social Work- New York University

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Juliette May


Juliette is a graduate of 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 person-centered care which empowers clients to achieve their personal goals, 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. She is an effective advocate, motivator,  and communicator

Psychiatric Disorders
Substance Abuse Disorders
Human Trafficking Victims

Dual Degree-Rutgers University




Julie Canavatchel, LSW

Master of Social Work

Julie Canavatchel is a graduate of Fordham University with a Masters’s Degree in Social  Work. She has worked with both children and adults since 2017. Julie uses multiple disciplines in her practice. By using multiple approaches she is able to tailor her sessions for each client and situation. Julie works with clients to achieve goals in a positive, non-judgmental, and encouraging environment. She uses mindfulness and meditation in her sessions to create a calm and safe space for each client. She is focused on helping clients create a “toolbox” of coping skills to use when faced with difficult situations. Julie is trained extensively in trauma, grief, DBT, CBT, anxiety, and depression.  



Bachelor of Arts, Pace University 
Masters of Social Work, Fordham 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


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