Last edited 10/05/2023

Vanessa Johnson RESIDENT

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As an African-American female, I understand the presenting issues of financial and racial disparity, cultural bias, and intergenerational issues.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Vanessa Johnson is an LPC and Certified Substance Use Counselor for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Vanessa offers over 30 years of experience in helping individuals with physical, emotional, and mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, and substance use. She has worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Substance Use Counselor with the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is also an Ordained Minister experienced in pastoral counseling. Vanessa facilitates the growth experience for her clients using strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and reality counseling to assist her clients with the issues they are presenting. She is compassionate and respects the individuality and cultural backgrounds of her clients. Vanessa has the ability to establish a healthy rapport with her clients, understanding it takes courage to ask for help.  I believe counseling is a partnership with the counselor and client striving to achieve a healthy life purpose for self, says Vanessa.




General Expertise




In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP


Virginia Blue Shield


First Session$220
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Virginia, RESIDENT, 701012594


Master, University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond, Richmond, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Vanessa Johnson, RESIDENT

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

Is Vanessa Johnson accepting new clients?

Yes, Vanessa Johnson is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond, 1901 E Franklin St Suite 108, Richmond, VA, 23223.

Does Vanessa Johnson accept insurance?

Yes, Vanessa Johnson accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Vanessa Johnson offer?

Vanessa Johnson offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Vanessa Johnson offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Vanessa Johnson offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond, 1901 E Franklin St Suite 108, Richmond, VA, 23223.

Does Vanessa Johnson offer online therapy?

Yes, Vanessa Johnson offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Vanessa Johnson?

Vanessa Johnson 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 Johnson speak?

Vanessa Johnson conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Vanessa Johnson online?

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