Vanessa Pacheco, MA, LLPC

Vanessa Pacheco, MA, LLPC Verified by GLPG
Supervised by:
Candace Shuel


  • School:
    Oakland University
  • Degree:
    MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Additional Certificates:

    BA in Psychology BA in Sociology with an Emphasis in Criminology MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Trauma Treatment Certification; EMDR, CBT, & Somatic-Based Interventions


  • English

If you feel like you are struggling or stuck in survival mode due to unresolved conflict and feelings/emotions stemming from your past such as, pain, shame, anger, regret, guilt, etc., let’s break this cycle and create a new way of taking on life. We cannot change the past, nor can we change others. However, we do have the power to make changes in our own life. Together we will work through the emotional distress you have been experiencing and process these feelings/emotions to gain insight on how the past greatly affects all areas of our lives (thought process, attitudes, behaviors, relationships, sense of safety, etc.). Throughout this journey you will learn that the key to healing is accepting, forgiving, and letting go. It would be my honor to take this journey with you and break through these obstacles so that you can start thriving in life rather than just surviving it.

I have experience working with a diverse population, such as individuals experiencing or struggling to cope with, but not limited to:



Grief & Loss


Developmental Trauma/Complex PTSD

Codependency & Relational Conflicts

Anger & Stress Management

Personality Disorders

I use an integrated Strength Based, Person-Centered approach to motivate and encourage clients toward action and self-sufficiency, utilizing various therapeutic modalities which include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Psychodynamic and Existential Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), etc.

Additionally, I have experience working in the mental health field for nearly a decade in various settings. I have a BS in Psychology, a BS in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology from Kansas State University, and a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oakland University. My education and work experiences have provided me with an immense amount of knowledge and awareness when it comes to working with individuals. My goal as a therapist is not only to provide a safe non-judgmental place, but also to empower you, and help you break free from all the burdens you’ve been carrying through life, especially the burdens that weren’t meant for you to carry to begin with.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cofinity
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (20 to 64) Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused