Vanessa Wood, LICSW

licensed independent clinical social worker

Vanessa Wood, LICSW
licensed independent clinical social worker
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Vanessa Wood, LICSW

licensed independent clinical social worker

Vanessa Wood, LICSW, is a dedicated mental health professional with over 10 years of experience in the field. She is a graduate of Boston University and has been an active practitioner in the mental health world for more than a decade.

Throughout her career, Vanessa has worked with a diverse range of populations, including adolescents, teens, young adults, adults, and older adults. Her extensive experience spans various settings, allowing her to adapt her therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Vanessa draws from a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and problem-solving therapies. She specializes in working with individuals who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives to achieve fulfillment and well-being.

As an LGBTQ-affirming provider, Vanessa is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all clients. She values social justice and diversity, and these principles guide her practice.

Vanessa’s areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, grief, stress, caregiver fatigue, trauma, end of life issues, chronic illnesses, and more. She is dedicated to supporting her clients on their journey towards mental health and emotional wellness.

In her practice, Vanessa prioritizes building a collaborative and empowering therapeutic relationship with her clients, helping them navigate life’s challenges and discover their inherent strengths and resilience

Top Specialties
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA+ Related Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Chronic / Physical Illness
  • Confidence / Self Esteem
  • Divorce
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Identity
  • Loneliness
  • Parenting
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
Therapeutic Approach
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
Client Focus
  • Individual (Adult)
  • Individual (Adolescents 12-17)
  • Couples / Marriage
  • Family (With Minors)
  • Family (No Minors)

Location / Map


101 Arch St
8th floor
Boston, MA 02110
Mon-Thu 9AM-7PM
Fri 9AM-4PM
Sat-Sun Closed