Last edited 08/30/2023
Vanessa Bonatto LCSW
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
|Monday||from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Tuesday||from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Wednesday||from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Thursday||from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Friday||from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Saturday||from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Sunday||from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
To provide the safe space needed for adolescents in therapy it is important to note that my protocol is to refrain from sharing therapy session discussions with parents. I can provide parents with treatment updates, progress made, and skills taught. I will include parents if there is a safety risk (suicidal/homicidal ideation, intent, plan) or report suspected abuse (physical, emotional, sexual). This can be frustrating for parents as they want to know, so they can help. Parents can be helpful by allowing this safe space for their teen. If it is helpful to know, I often encourage my adolescents to be more open with parents and can provide them with the language to present that information in the most effective way to be heard and understood. I encourage both parents and teens to read and understand my approach and how I may be of help. If you feel I can help please take the next step to schedule an intake appointment.
I have been practicing since 2009 as a child and adolescent therapist. I have had the opportunity to work in both Pennsylvania and California in a variety of settings including residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, school-based and outpatient clinic. I have worked with youth who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma, self-injurious (self-harm) behaviors and suicidal thoughts and actions. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I find that each adolescent requires thoughtfulness in determining the approaches and skills used based on their needs and experiences.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Young Adults (18-24)
- California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CW022550
University of Pittsburgh (PA)
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Vanessa Bonatto, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Vanessa Bonatto accepting new clients?
Yes, Vanessa Bonatto is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.
Does Vanessa Bonatto accept insurance?
Yes, Vanessa Bonatto accepts insurance, including Cigna, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
Does Vanessa Bonatto offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California can book Vanessa Bonatto for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Vanessa Bonatto offer online therapy?
Yes, Vanessa Bonatto offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.
How quickly can I see Vanessa Bonatto?
Vanessa Bonatto typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Vanessa Bonatto speak?
Vanessa Bonatto conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Vanessa Bonatto online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Vanessa Bonatto online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.