Vanessa Gorelkin (She/her)

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Accepting Clients

Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. I’m a therapist who understands. I invite you to start on your healing path with me today.

Occupational Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

It’s hard to ask for help when you’re used to handling things on your own. You’re showing your strength by reading this now. Don’t wait to reach out for a free consultation. It’s worth the risk if you’re worried a lot or dealing with a chronic pain or illness. Let’s find relief for you. I’m a warm, approachable person. I will meet you where you are, helping you take the next steps forward in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

My Background and Approach

Occupational Therapy is a helping profession with the overall goal of helping people live their lives to the fullest. While OT may not be top of mind when seeking mental health therapy, my clients tell me that they really appreciate the practical approach that I employ. You’re a person, not a diagnosis! I have more than 25 years of professional life experience that I bring to our sessions. My continued pursuit of skills has included a certification in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and specialty training in the treatment of chronic illness. I never stop trying to learn & gain skills to be the most effective therapist for my clients. Your individualized treatment will be informed by the variety of skills I’ve developed over many years, and will be shaped primarily by your expressed needs. I’m informed & always learning in these areas: chronic pain/illness, trauma, LGBTQ+, and racial justice.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I'm the approachable, practical, caring therapist I'd want to visit in times of need. My identity is: assigned female at birth, cisgender, white, heterosexual, atheist, and humanist. I grew up in an ethnically Jewish family, am a passionate social and reproductive justice advocate, an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, a believer that BLM, whereas racial & ethnic prejudice is injustice defined. I’m a volunteer counselor with ExhaleProVoice, a non-judgmental, free Textline supporting anyone in need post-abortion. I understand the needs of executive professionals--I was a Planned Parenthood Senior Vice President from 2010-2014. I assist people to live their lives to the fullest, no matter the obstacles. The past few years have been challenging and we all deserve a supportive non-judgmental space to talk about our unique experiences. I believe our collective mental health has been challenged in recent years, and I work to be a force of change and decency wherever I can apply myself.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Taoism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 28 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 250/session


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20802 N. Grayhawk Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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