Vanessa Dunham

Vanessa Dunham MSSW, LCSW, OSW-C

Cedar Park 214-530-0021

Starts August 8th, 2022

Vanessa believes each person has innate strengths and the potential for growth. though sometimes we have difficulty seeing those strengths within ourselves and sometimes we feel stuck. Working collaboratively with clients, Vanessa helps clients identify their strengths, their barriers, and the strategies that will benefit them to foster a sense of increased peace and more meaningful living. If you find stress, anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain or a health condition has made you feel overwhelmed or has disrupted your life, then Vanessa can help. She strives to provide a safe, supportive environment for clients by meeting them where they are with empathy and compassion.

Vanessa has over 14 years of experience as a licensed social worker. Her previous experience includes supporting clients affected by cancer at a not-for-profit agency, providing therapy at various settings, including oncology clinics, a primary care clinic and counseling agencies. Additionally, she has led psychoeducational groups for adults diagnosed with cancer and diabetes. Through her work and training, she has supported many clients experiencing cancer, chronic illness, chronic pain and grief. In her practice, she utilizes CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness, and she believes in building a strong therapeutic alliance with clients built with trust, non-judgement and empathy. As a clinician, Vanessa is dedicated to providing these foundations of support to you while you work towards your goals.

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Insurance Networks

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Pending: Aetna
  • Pending: Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Pending: Friday Health Plan
  • Pending: United/Optum
  • Scott & White Health Plan

Age Groups

  • 18+

Counseling Services

  • Individual Counseling


  • Anxiety Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping With Pain
  • Depression Counseling
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief & Loss Recovery Counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • LGBTQ Counseling
  • Panic Disorder
  • Cancer
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