Dr. Vanessa Wagner is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Greenwich Village, New York specializing in trauma, anxiety, and relationship challenges. She is an expert in working with children, both individually and in parent dyads, to help build emotion regulation skills. Her expertise also includes supporting clients experiencing anxiety by offering concrete techniques to enact change.
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, she provided therapy to mothers suffering from PTSD and taught them healthy parenting skills to use with their young children. Her office is conveniently located by the 14th Street subway station.