Last edited 03/15/2024

Vanessa Staples Licensed Psychologist

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

My path to becoming a therapist was a little bit roundabout. I majored in Behavioral Neuroscience and minored in Psychology as an undergraduate. Then I very briefly did clinical research for pharmaceutical companies before realizing that I wanted to work with people rather than data. By this time, I had also personally experienced the benefits of individual therapy and I wanted to help other people create the types of lives they wanted to live. So I went to graduate school to learn how to be a psychologist.




Bipolar disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise


Chronic pain

Drug addiction & abuse

Sleep & insomnia issues

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues


Sexual Harassment & Assault

In-Network Insurance




UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Magellan Health


Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans


First Session$130
Individual Therapy$130

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


  • California, Licensed Psychologist, 31960


Palo Alto University, Doctorate of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, 2016

Work History

I use a mostly cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy. That means that I help people identify thought and behavioral patterns that may not be serving them well. We then work on modifying those patterns so that people can improve their mood and sense of well-being. I am easy to talk to and non-judgmental. I have an open mind and pride myself on seeing the good in the folks I work with. I like to help people build on their strengths. I believe that all people can learn and grow over time because I see it every day.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Vanessa Staples, Licensed Psychologist

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

Is Vanessa Staples accepting new clients?

Yes, Vanessa Staples is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Vanessa Staples accept insurance?

Yes, Vanessa Staples accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Magellan Health, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Vanessa Staples offer?

Vanessa Staples offers therapy for individuals.

Does Vanessa Staples offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Vanessa Staples for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Vanessa Staples offer online therapy?

Yes, Vanessa Staples offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Vanessa Staples?

Vanessa Staples 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 Staples speak?

Vanessa Staples conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Vanessa Staples online?

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

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