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Vanessa Henley, M.S.

Ph.D. Candidate
Counseling Psychology - University of Kansas
vmhenley@central.uh.edu
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Vanessa Henley is a Counseling Psychology Doctoral Candidate with four years of clinical experience. She has engaged primarily in individual and group therapy with clients of various backgrounds. Vanessa has worked in a range of settings including a community mental health clinic, university counseling center, inpatient state hospital, positive psychology lab, and private practice.

Vanessa strives to create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for her clients to invite vulnerability and foster a sense of empowerment. Her approach to therapy is person-centered, rooted in intersectionality, and cognitive-behavioral theory. She stresses the importance of understanding a client and their concerns holistically and contextually. Her clinical and research interests include identity development, anxiety, stress management, intersectionality, Black women, and positive psychology. Vanessa Henley is eager to serve the community and looks forward to an exciting and meaningful year at the University of Houston.