Project Description

Somewhere along our life’s journey, we may have lost the feeling of our “true selves.” Somewhere in our past, we may have gotten stuck, started thinking, “I am not my best self.” We may know exactly when this shift happened, we may not. It is my belief that being in an empathic, non-judgmental and trusting therapeutic relationship can help you regain that feeling and lead you to live the life that you have always wanted.

Dr. Cisneros (ella/la/she/her) brings empowerment, harmony, empathy, and sincerity to the therapeutic relationship. She identifies as a female Client-Centered therapist of Mexican and Mixtec heritage. Dr. Cisneros uses an integrative, humanistic, strength-based and harm-reduction focused approach in her therapeutic work in order to promote self-actualization. Dr. Cisneros works collaboratively with clients in order for them to live their most authentic life.

Dr. Cisneros earned her Doctoral and Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Argosy University. Vanessa has over 12 years of experience providing Individual, Family and Group Therapy services in Outpatient services, Inpatient settings, medical clinics and nursing home facilities. She comes to the therapeutic relationship with specific expertise in:

• BIPOC identities
• domestic violence
• gender and sexual identity
• health and managing chronic medical conditions
• Spanish speaking populations
• sexual harm

Dr. Cisneros has worked with children, adolescents, adults and elders who have experienced acculturation problems, ableism, abuse, ageism, anxiety, depression, grief, homophobia, problems with stage of life, racism, substance misuse and transphobia, trauma(s).