Vanja Buckley (she/her)

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Prioritize your needs and desires. Eliminate toxic relationships. Providing services in CA, WA, MO, TX and VA.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Antonio, CA


About My Clients

Are you unhappy in your relationship/marriage? Thinking about a divorce or struggling with dating? Feeling anxious, stressed and overwhelmed? I am dedicated to helping individuals who want assistance and support in improving or eliminating toxic relationships, seek personal growth and development, healing from painful feelings and memories, and coping with difficult transitions. I provide a warm, welcoming environment to foster insight and grounded decision making and help you achieve change.

My Background and Approach

I have received extensive training in several evidence based practice models and use CBT, DBT, MI and EMDR to assist individuals with reducing stress, regulating emotions, reprocessing traumatic experiences, improving relationships, and making changes that lead to significant progress and transformation in one’s life. I utilize a variety of skills, tools and techniques in my practice based on individuals’ needs, wants, personalities and preferences. I use the strength based, person centered approach and assist individuals in empowering themselves and recognizing their unique strengths and skills in order to gain confidence in the process of healing, growth and recovery. I place high importance on developing a relationship and trust with clients and have over 20 years of experience in assisting individuals with managing stress, coping with life transitions, anxiety, perfectionism, depression, grief and improving self-esteem, relationships and overall quality of life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have a passion for emotional wellness, self-discovery, empowerment and social justice. I believe that each person has the right to choose and defend their own beliefs, identity and life. Investing in yourself can be the most rewarding process one can experience because personal growth leads to improvement in all areas of life. Humans are imperfect, flawed, unique and beautiful and their capacity is limitless. I have experienced a fair amount of trauma and pain growing up in war-torn Bosnia and have learned that the other side of these life altering experiences can be filled with resilience, positivity and joy. I believe that the key elements of healing are establishing a therapeutic relationship based on safety and trust, enhancing self-awareness, exploring limiting beliefs and behaviors, learning new skills, and making appropriate changes. I support the LGBTQIA2S+ community, the BLM movement and welcome all humans to my practice. I offer services in CA, TX, MO, VA and WA.

Insurance Plans Accepted
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I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Islam

At A Glance

  • Experience: 18 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180 - 270/session


(949) 244-7403 Email Vanja
1015 Central Parkway North
Suite 145
San Antonio, CA 78232-____

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