Vanessa  Wagner

Vanessa Wagner

Master of Science in Education, MSEd

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in NoMad practice (updated April 16, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Coping skills
  • Relationships
  • Cultural adjustment

Professional statement

Dr. Vanessa Wagner is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Midtown NYC specializing in trauma, anxiety, 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. 

Message to clients

Sometimes our past can create obstacles as we work towards living our best life, let me help you find a place of acceptance and peace. It can be difficult to work through the stresses of daily life on your own, that's why speaking with someone who can reflect with you from an objective place can be helpful. I would be honored to hear your story and share in your healing process.


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

General expertise


Vanessa Wagner is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Initial session: $225 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Wagner can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

NoMad practice

244 5th Avenue


New York, NY 10001

  • Mon 11:45am
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am, 9:45am, 10:30am
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present

Queens College, Assistant Adjunct Professor, 2018 - Present

Behavioral Medicine Associates, 2017 - June 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, 2010 - 2014

JCCA Foster Care, Internship, 2009 - 2010

Pace University, PsyD in School/Clinical Child Psychology, 2005 - 2013

Pace University, MSEd in Bilingual School Psychology, 2005 - 2008


  • English
  • Spanish

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