Vanessa Flores, LCSW, CDWF
- Bachelors of Science in Social Work
- Minor in Spanish
- Masters of Science in Social Work
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Texas License #52990
- Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
Based in Austin, TX. I am a bilingual native Texan who believes in the power of healing. Thank you for taking a leap and making the choice to be on a journey of learning to love yourself just the way you are. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in the field of Social Work for 9 years now.
As of lately, most of my work has been with women who are facing difficult life transitions and experiencing feelings of shame, low self-worth and loss of identity. It's been described to me as feeling trapped in one's own body.
Before private practice, most of my career has been focused on working with children and adolescents along with their families. I moved from a high paced acute medical setting to a crisis focused school setting. Both experiences were extremely rewarding and taught me a lot about what it takes to work with youth within family systems.
The services I provide are highly relational, honest and real. My clients learn to sit in the dark in order to be able to see the light. My work is based on The Daring Way™ curriculum written by Brené Brown and I am a Certified Daring Way Facilitator. I have a passion for working with both adults and adolescents (boys and girls). The work I do with clients has helped me navigate some of the darkest times in my life which is why I am devoted to sharing it with the world.
I received my Bachelors in Social Work at Texas Christian University in 2007 and my Masters in Social Work at the University of Houston in 2009. I have been living in Austin, TX for the past 6 years and consider myself to be an Austinite. I was most recently employed as a School Social Worker at KIPP Austin Collegiate High School and decided to take a leap of faith by pursuing private practice full-time. Before working here, I was employed at Dell Children's Medical Center and Children's Memorial Hermann in Houston, TX working in the Pediatric ICU with children and families dealing with chronic illnesses. I have experience working with grief and loss, depression, trauma, anxiety, psychiatric crises, parent support and adolescent issues.
By working with me, you will be able to identify those things that are keeping you from showing up and letting yourself be seen every single day. You will discover how to live an authentic, wholehearted life and believe that you are worthy of love and belonging.