Counselors are liaisons who balance student emotions & academics. They handle crises, teach counseling lessons in classrooms, provide psychoeducation to teachers, maintain positive working relationships with parents, and help kids with anything from bullying to grieving!
Vanessa De Jesus Guzman is a licensed associate counselor and a national certified counselor with 15 years of experience in the education and counseling fields combined. Before becoming a counselor Vanessa was a tenured second grade teacher. Her love for wanting to help children on a deeper level led her to begin a career in counseling. Vanessa is currently a middle school counselor in an New Jersey public schools and a licensed therapist providing in-home therapy to children and families in crisis. Vanessa also runs social skills groups for children ages 7-13.
Vanessa’s passion is helping children grow to be caring, thriving and resilient kids with strong values and sound character. She is also dedicated to helping parents and educators build strong and healthy relationships with their children and students, which she accomplishes via speaking engagements, parent coaching, and blogging.
On her free time Vanessa enjoys being active in professional organizations, salsa dancing, practicing yoga, and laughing with her husband and son.
For more information please visit www.throughtheeyesofatherapist.org
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