Vanessa  Wagner
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Vanessa Wagner


Master of Science in Education, MSEd Psychologist, PsyD
New York Accepting Online
NoMad Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Coping skills
  • Relationships
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Spirituality
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

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 her clients 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 adults from various cultural backgrounds. 

Message to clients

Our world is going through such a difficult period, emotions are intense and suffering seems to be an ever-present part of daily life. My hope in working together is to find the bright spots, the light, that we can all hold onto despite the challenges we experience. Feeling centered, grounded and connected to yourself and others you cherish is something that allows us to stay our course and navigate these trying times. I look forward to being a part of your process to heal, to bring light, and to release patterns and habits that no longer serve you. In time, this allows space for new growth, change and habits that align with your new goals.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you are interested in working together. If you are, we typically start with a brief phone call to learn more about each other. I am an out of network provider so my clients pay me in full and then submit claims to their insurance companies for reimbursement. For the time being, I am conducting sessions remotely via video or phone. I look forward to hearing from you, thank you for taking the time to read a bit about me and my practice.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


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

  • Individual sessions: $300 (45min)
  • Initial session: $300 (45min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


NoMad practice
220 5th Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10001
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:30-11:30
  • Wed 8:30-4
  • Thu 8:30-2:30
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
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 8:30-11:30
  • Wed 7:45-4:30
  • Thu 8:30-2:30
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 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