She/Her/HersMaster of Science in Education, MSEd Psychologist, PsyD
Dr. Vanessa Wagner is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Midtown NYC specializing in spirituality, anxiety, trauma and relationship challenges. She is an expert in supporting clients coping with anxiety and the aftermath of traumatic life experiences. Her expertise also includes supporting children and parents in developing healthy communication and emotional regulation skills. Throughout Dr. Wagner’s professional experiences, she has devoted herself to supporting individuals of various cultural backgrounds and considers cultural sensitivity an important part of her work.
Offering sessions in both English and Spanish, Dr. Wagner takes special care in tailoring her approach to the needs of each client. She draws upon a blend of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychoanalytic therapy, with an emphasis on mindfulness. Supportive and warm, she is excited to be a part of each client’s path to healing.
Dr. Wagner received her PsyD from Pace University and subsequently completed an internship with the JCCA foster care agency. Before starting her private practice, she worked in New York City’s Department of Education in the Committee of Special Education, giving her unique insight into how families can successfully advocate for their children across institutional settings. During her postdoctoral fellowship at NYU, she provided therapy to mothers suffering from PTSD and taught them healthy parenting skills to use with their young children. In private practice, Dr. Wagner integrates mindfulness and spirituality when working with young adults.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Coping skills - Building self-control and emotion regulation skills; managing and reducing problematic or dangerous behaviors and feelings
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places
Spirituality - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Women's issues - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
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Years of Experience: 8 years
Private Practice, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Owner, 2015 - Present
Queens College, Assistant Adjunct Professor, 2018 - Present
Behavioral Medicine Associates, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2017 - 2019
NYC Department of Education, Committee on Special Education Office, 2015 - 2017
NYU Langone Medical Center, Adult Psychiatry Department, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 - 2015
NYC Department of Education, Bilingual School Psychologist , 2010 - 2014
JCCA Foster Care, Internship, 2009 - 2010
Pace University, PsyD in School/Clinical Child Psychology, 2013
Pace University, MSEd in Bilingual School Psychology, 2008
New York: 021495