Carroll Elementary Coffee with the Counselor
Join us for a presentation from Vanessa Sanford on helping your student manage stress!
About Our Presenter: Vanessa M. Sanford, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC
Vanessa M. Sanford is a bilingual and bi-cultural therapist who has more than 16 years experience working with families in crisis. Mrs. Sanford was awarded the 2007 Texas Mental Health Professional of the Year for Child Advocacy Center's of Texas. Mrs. Sanford has been included in several educational films bringing awareness to child abuse, including "The Little Voice" made by Texas Young Lawyers Association. Vanessa graduated with her Master's of Science in Rehabilitations Counseling from the University of North Texas. Vanessa is licensed professional counselor/supervisor, registered play therapist/supervisor, nationally certified counselor, and a certified Daring Way facilitator based on the research by Dr. Brenè Brown. Vanessa specializes in trauma survivors of abuse, children of addicts (COA’s),high conflict divorce, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and includes their families through play therapy, individual, group, and family therapy in private practice, Support System, PLLC located in Frisco, TX where she gets to incorporate art, animal assisted therapy, yoga, and may other experiential and expressive treatment options. Vanessa’s previous work includes the Steering Committee of the Texas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Children's Counselor at the Betty Ford Five Star Kids program, Parkland Oncology Unit, Dallas Independent School District Youth and Family Centers Special Education, Milieu Therapist at Children's Medical Center Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and research studies at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.