Vanessa E. Ford, MSW

Vanessa E. Ford, MSW

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Social Work | Female

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Care Philosophy

For more information on my practice, or to contact me, please visit my website at http://vanessaeford.com/index.html My approach to the counseling process is two-fold. First, I believe strongly in developing insight into the self. Insight-oriented treatment usually includes: PAST, including any losses or traumas that may still impact you today PRESENT, including any behaviors you are concerned about or conflicts in your relationship(s), or issues such as depression or anxiety FUTURE, such as goals or a vision you have for yourself. Secondly, I believe that insight cannot be effective unless we look at ways to increase your coping skills- right now- so that you may begin to let go of any old ways of doing things that don't seem to be working anymore. We will do this by taking a look at what you are: THINKING, such as negative self-doubts, or negative expectations FEELING, such as depression, anxiety, sadness, anger, or feeling disconnected DOING, such as any behaviors that you may be worried about, such as engaging in excessive or compulsive behaviors (sex, drinking, using drugs, shopping, cleaning, etc.), communication skills; isolating yourself from others; not reaching your full potential. EXPERIENCING, such as a recent loss or other stressful incident. Our goal together will be to create an internal sense of empowerment so that you (or you and your partner/spouse/family) feel in control of your past and present, so you may begin to work towards the future you would like to build for yourself. My office is warm and inviting, and will help you relax into this process with a sense of ease.Read more

Vanessa Ford's Experience

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Vanessa Ford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Vanessa Ford to family and friends
5
based on 30 total surveys (1 with a review)
Vanessa Ford's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
Chicago, IL |
Vanessa is a fantastic listener, and provides just the right amount of input.
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Vanessa Ford's Care Philosophy

For more information on my practice, or to contact me, please visit my website at http://vanessaeford.com/index.html My approach to the counseling process is two-fold. First, I believe strongly in developing insight into the self. Insight-oriented treatment usually includes: PAST, including any losses or traumas that may still impact you today PRESENT, including any behaviors you are concerned about or conflicts in your relationship(s), or issues such as depression or anxiety FUTURE, such as goals or a vision you have for yourself. Secondly, I believe that insight cannot be effective unless we look at ways to increase your coping skills- right now- so that you may begin to let go of any old ways of doing things that don't seem to be working anymore. We will do this by taking a look at what you are: THINKING, such as negative self-doubts, or negative expectations FEELING, such as depression, anxiety, sadness, anger, or feeling disconnected DOING, such as any behaviors that you may be worried about, such as engaging in excessive or compulsive behaviors (sex, drinking, using drugs, shopping, cleaning, etc.), communication skills; isolating yourself from others; not reaching your full potential. EXPERIENCING, such as a recent loss or other stressful incident. Our goal together will be to create an internal sense of empowerment so that you (or you and your partner/spouse/family) feel in control of your past and present, so you may begin to work towards the future you would like to build for yourself. My office is warm and inviting, and will help you relax into this process with a sense of ease.

Vanessa Ford's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Social Work
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine Abuse
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Compulsions
  • Computer Addiction
  • Depression
  • Panic Attack
  • Sexual Disorders

Education

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Chicago
  • Other Education
    Loyola University Chicago

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Social Work
  • Psychotherapy
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

Procedures Performed

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