Meredith Vender, Therapist in California — Zencare
Meredith  Vender
Zencare Vetted

Meredith Vender

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Updated June 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Cancer
  • Chronic illness
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Aging
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Meredith Vender is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA who works with clients experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as those who are coping with grief or facing significant life transitions including graduating from college, switching cities or careers, ending a relationship, or navigating the aging process. Uniquely, Meredith is also equipped to provide support and guidance for individuals with chronic illnesses, including cancer, throughout their diagnosis and treatment processes.

Prior to entering private practice, Meredith worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she worked with adults across the lifespan in her role as an inpatient social worker. With over a decade of experience, Meredith has developed a strong network of community resources, which she enjoys leveraging to support clients in achieving both short- and long-term goals.

Warm, compassionate, and collaborative in sessions, Meredith cares deeply about the mental wellbeing of her clients, and strives to provide comprehensive care that extends beyond the confines of the office. She looks forward to working with you.


Message to clients

I am passionate about helping clients through the challenging emotional and practical complications that often accompany physical and mental illness. I rely on the establishment of trust and the creation of a safe and supportive space for you to learn and grow. I tailor treatment using a variety of therapeutic techniques to achieve your goals, and view therapy as a collaborative process. Before I started my private practice I worked for many years in hospitals, and I have a special interest in helping people with cancer or other chronic illness or parents of children with cancer, chronic illness or developmental disabilities.


Specialties

Cancer - Specializes in working with individuals with cancer; providing support and guidance throughout the diagnosis and treatment processes

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Aging - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging; providing support for family or caregivers; resource planning for changes in living situation

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Meredith Vender is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Cedars-Sinai Hospital, 2014 - 2019
Silver Lake Medical Center Psychiatric Hospital, 2010 - 2014

UCLA, MSW, 2010
Tulane University, BS, 2008


Licensure

California: 68680


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Very nice."
- Zencare client • November 2021
"Meredith was friendly, professional, and clear on the next steps."
- Zencare client • August 2020