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Vanessa Henley, Ph.D.

CAPS Clinician
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Vanessa Henley is a psychologist with five 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 and insight-oriented, rooted in intersectionality. 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, LGBTQ well-being, and strength-based approaches.

Doctoral Degree:
University of Kansas Counseling Psychology

Doctoral Internship:
University of Houston Counseling and Psychological Services

Other Credentials:
  • Completed Level 2 Certificate Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy