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Vanessa Baldwin-Smith LPC

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Tuesdayfrom 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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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$150
Individual Therapy$130
Marriage & Couples Counseling$140

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Art Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


Psychodynamic 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


  • New Jersey, Licensed Professional Counselor, 37PC00656800


Fairleigh Dickinson University

MMHC/Masters In Mental Health Counseling

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MAS/Masters in Administrative Science

Rutgers University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Bloomfield College


Essex County College, Associate of Science, Social Science

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vanessa Baldwin-Smith, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Vanessa Baldwin-Smith, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Vanessa Baldwin-Smith accepting new clients?

Yes, Vanessa Baldwin-Smith is accepting new clients.

Does Vanessa Baldwin-Smith accept insurance?

No, Vanessa Baldwin-Smith does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Vanessa Baldwin-Smith offer?

Vanessa Baldwin-Smith offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Vanessa Baldwin-Smith offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New Jersey can book Vanessa Baldwin-Smith for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Vanessa Baldwin-Smith offer online therapy?

Yes, Vanessa Baldwin-Smith offers online therapy to people in New Jersey.

How quickly can I see Vanessa Baldwin-Smith?

Vanessa Baldwin-Smith typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Vanessa Baldwin-Smith speak?

Vanessa Baldwin-Smith conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Vanessa Baldwin-Smith online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Vanessa Baldwin-Smith online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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