ABOUT DR. VANN
In therapy, I work to build a safe therapeutic environment where I can best understand a client’s perspective and unique experiences. Emphasis is placed on building trust and authenticity in the therapeutic relationship. I work directly with clients to create meaningful and successful plans for progress and growth. Change is achieved through consideration of the past, while maintaining a focus on the present and working to understand how these experiences impact current concerns.
I have extensive experience helping people make positive change in their lives. This has included working with community agencies, schools, hospitals and clinics. Through this work, I have developed an integrative approach to helping people find the change they seek. This often incorporates Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, including approaches from different orientations that complement each other in ways that most benefit the client.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Depression and other mood disorders
Grief and loss
Navigating difficult life changes that impact mental health
Severe and persistent mental illness
Wisconsin Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology), Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology
M.S. (Master of Science), Cultural Foundations of Education, UW-Milwaukee
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Wisconsin
Location: Waukesha Stress Management Clinic (262) 544-6486