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How much is each session?

Our initial intake session is priced at $250, and follow-up sessions are $200, per session. I do not accept insurance, although I do work with a company called Mentaya that can help you get your sessions reimbursed when you have out-of-network benefits.  Learn more here on the Investment page.

How often do we meet?

Therapy works best when we meet weekly, especially at the beginning as we work to understand what's really going on and develop a strong therapeutic relationship. Consistent weekly sessions allow us to delve deeper into your experiences and concerns, giving us the time and space to explore them thoroughly. Similar to maintaining physical health, making progress in therapy requires a consistent effort over time. In our first session, we'll work together to find a weekly time slot that fits both of our schedules and allows us to prioritize your mental well-being.

Do you only work with women of color?

No, I accept clients that do not identify as women of color as well. However, I am particularly passionate about working with women of color because I am aware of the unique challenges that they face in society and in the healthcare system. I am committed to creating a safe and supportive space for women of color to heal and thrive. I also believe that it is important for mothers who identify as women of color to have access to providers who also identify as women of color. In the black maternal health realm, it is upmost important to have a provider who also identifies as a woman of color.

I understand that not all women of color will feel comfortable working with a therapist who shares their identity, and I respect that as well. However, I want to assure the women of color I serve, that they are welcome in my practice, and I am committed to providing them with the highest quality of care.

hello there.

I’m vanessa,
YOUR relatable mom-therapist

Let's cut to the chase: I know you love your baby, but you're not sure what happened to you. 

It's like stepping into a whole new universe, right? You're not alone in feeling uncertain, questioning whether you truly understand what it means to be a mom, or even recognizing yourself in this new role.

That's where I come in. See, what you're experiencing is called Matrescence – it's like adolescence, but for moms. And just like puberty, it's a transformative journey that often gets brushed under the rug in our society. We're great at talking about prenatal care, postpartum recovery and taking care of the baby, but when it comes to helping moms navigate the transition to becoming a mom? Well, let's just say we're still catching up.

But the good news is, as a holistic therapist specializing in Matrescence and Pospartum, providing online therapy for driven moms of color, I've got your back. It doesn't have to stay this way. There's a path to feeling like yourself again, thriving in motherhood, and finding that spark of joy you deserve.

HYPE GIRL, wellness enthusiast, boy mom, CREATIVE, intentional

Ways to Work Together

Individual Therapy

This is for me 

Group Therapy

Connect with other mothers and share your experiences in a supportive and affirming environment.

this is for me 


Short, focused workshops tackling real-life topics related to mothering, motherhood, mother identity, and the journey of motherhood.


real results

“I'm learning how to disconnect from work and how to create a routine that works for me and my family.”

As a mother I am learning to carve out some self love time for me. I'm learning that it's okay to just do nothing after work. Therapy has taught me how to disconnect from work and how to create a routine that works for me and my family.

- althea*, client


“Working with Vanessa has been instrumental in my growth as a daughter, sister, wife and mother.”

She has brought balance into my life when I've felt out of control. She has provided perspective in moments where I couldn't see the impact of my actions. And, she has encouraged me to pay attention to and care for my inner child so that my adult self feels stable.

faith*, client


What is “Matrescence” anyway?

Get the Guide that Explains It All

In short, Matrescence is what you experience when you become a mother. Wonderfully beautiful and often challenging, this transition into motherhood will stretch and change you in every way. But you don’t need to go it alone. Download my free guide on navigating Matrescence for extra support in those early days.