Vanessa is a solution-focused psychotherapist, whose mission is to help adolescents, teenagers and adults uncover their true potential and move forward with confidence toward all of their goals.

She specializes 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, eating disorders, low self-esteem or anyone in need of new ways to cope with life’s every day challenges.

Vanessa is trained in psychotherapy and is a certified teletherapist. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and teenagers.


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

“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

Clinical Supervision

I am committed to furthering the social work profession and enjoy working with newly graduated social workers.  I have a strong interest in coaching/mentoring others who are just beginning a new psychotherapy practice as well as working with those who have been in practice for years, looking to connect with a like-minded supervisor.  I offer you and your practice support while guiding you to a deeper level of clinical understanding and conceptualization of the work.  Supervision is offered to individuals by request.

Our Method

Integrative therapy is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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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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