Vanessa Cañedo LCSW-R

Therapy for Individuals, Couples and Families

Remote Therapy 

I am here to help you manage the anxiety and stress associated with COVID 19. During this pandemic it is important to stay connected. If you are struggling with stress and social isolation, I am here to support and empower you through this challenging time. All sessions are currently offered online via TeleMental Health (video and/or phone sessions).  


About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 31 years of experience in the mental health field. I am bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. My approach is eclectic combining psycho dynamic/insight-oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma therapy, and mindfulness.


My clinical experience includes working with clients from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, ages, religions, gender, and sexual orientations. I have provided therapy to youths with disabilities in various life contexts including outpatient, the foster care system, schools, and community-based settings.


I currently practice in women’s issues, anxiety, depression, and with couples who are experiencing  a disconnect in their relationship. I utilize an integrated approach that incorporates cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and relational-cultural techniques.






"Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself.

Go forward and make your dreams come true."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson



Therapy is a personal experience. I believe the trust developed between the therapist and the client is the key that opens a path to a deeper understanding and the potential to make life changes. My goal is to provide a nurturing setting where you can feel safe in sharing who you are, better understand the causes of your patterns, and develop effective strategies to live a satisfied and fulfilling life.  

I specialize in a wide range of issues and diagnoses, including:

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • trauma


My services include:

  • Individual therapy helps adolescents, teens, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, stress, body image, and self-esteem issues. 

  • Couples therapy helps couples reconnect, develop healthier communication skills, restore relationships and intimacy. Pre-marital counseling available.

  • Family therapy helps improve communication, resolve conflicts, nurture change and development.

  • Life Coaching is different from therapy. As a life coach, I will empower you to make, meet and exceed your goals both personally and professional. You will discover what your obstacles are, and choose a course of action so that you can live the life you want. 



Servicios en Español

La confianza es clave para establecer una relación terapéutica. Es un paso vital en el proceso de recuperación y para que la relación sea productiva. He descubierto que una combinación de atención plena, alimentación saludable, ejercicio, arte, llevar un diario y centrarse en lo que te nutre es un gran complemento para la terapia. Mi compromiso con usted es brindarle un servicio personalizado adaptado a sus necesidades específicas.


Me especializo en una amplia gama de problemas y diagnósticos, que incluyen:

  • ansiedad

  • depresión

  • trauma


Mis servicios incluyen:

  • La terapia individual ayuda a los adolescentes y adultos que luchan con ansiedad, depresión, duelo / pérdida, trauma, estrés, imagen corporal y problemas de autoestima.

  • La terapia de pareja ayuda a las parejas a establecer, restaurar relaciones e intimidad. Las parejas aprenden a comunicarse de una manera eficaz y saludable.Terapia de prematrimonial disponible.

  • La terapia familiar ayuda a mejorar la comunicación, resolver conflictos, fomentar el cambio y el desarrollo.

  • El Coach de Vida es diferente de la terapia. Como coach de vida, te daré el poder para lograr, alcanzar y superar tus metas tanto a nivel personal como profesional. Descubrirás cuáles son tus obstáculos y elegirás un curso de acción para que puedas vivir la vida que deseas.


 The best time for new beginnings  is now. 



Payment Information



Please contact me directly to inquire about my rates. Payment for services is required at the time of the appointment. 


I accept Aetna, Beacon Health, Cigna, Medicare and MVP. I am also an out of network provider for insurance companies. The "R" in my license (LCSW-R) allows for insurance reimbursement when your plan includes "out of network" providers. Reimbursement rates vary, please contact your insurance company for your rates. I will work with you to submit your insurance claim for out of network reimbursement.


Cancellation Policy

If your unable to attend your session, I ask that you notify me 48 hours in advance. Without proper notice of a cancellation, you will be billed for your session. 





I offer a complimentary fifteen-minute phone consultation before setting up any initial appointment. 

Please contact me to learn about my services and to

schedule an appointment.


75 South Broadway, Suite 415

White Plains, NY 10601

(914) 462-7852


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