Vanessa BaldwinLPC

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How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

I believe real therapeutic practices are eclectic and can involve several domains to achieving autonomy or the actualized self; including but not limited to spiritual/religious advisors, Doctors/nutritionalists, 12 step groups as well as fitness and recreational or educational practices for overall health and daily wellness plans.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I am an extroverted individual who enjoys experiences. I love challenges and adventure. I believe the earth has great healing power and I enjoy discovery. I have a moral compass and believe in equality and leveled playing fields. I root for the underdog and am very compassionate. I enjoy working with people and observing learning styles. I respect human nature, culture and diversity. I love change.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I practice from a humanistic approach, using client centered practices, as I believe it necessary for the client to believe the "will and skill" required and necessary for "Change" is within his/her ability and competence in approaching the process.



Anger management

Caregiver stress & support

Child mental health

Behavioral Issues

General Expertise


Relationship Issues

Academic challenges

Aging related concerns

Communication issues

Divorce & separation

Life coaching

Sexual Harassment & Assault



Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Art Therapy


Eclectic Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified in Human Resources, Administrative Science, Registered Sex Offenders Training, Educational and Community Resources Training for Incarcerated individuals

Certified Domestic Violence Advocate

Certified and Licensed Educator


NJ, LPC, 37PC00656800


MMHC/Masters In Mental Health Counseling Fairleigh Dickinson University, MAS/Masters in Administrative Science Fairleigh Dickinson University, BA/ Psychology Rutgers University, P-3/Certified Bloomfield College, AS/Social Science Essex County College

Work History

For over thirty years I have worked with at risk, disadvantage children, adolescences and young adults. I am trained and educated in creating healthy, safe, learning environments. I take pride in providing thorough and efficient resources, and services conducive to autonomy and creating leveled playing fields in the areas of educational, economic and career opportunities. I have navigated my clients as well as their families through obstacles and the daily hassles of everyday life; helping them to set healthy realistic short and and long term goals necessary to living their best life. I have dedicated my professional life to the helping field, advocating for victims of disparity, domestic violence, and dimensional poverty.


346 Mt Prospect Avenue, Newark, 07104, NJ