The Resilience Therapists
Ms. Vanessa Matos, MA, LPC
Ms. Matos is a professional member of:
*The American Counseling Association
*ANAD – The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Ms. Matos is experienced in working with children and families impacted by trauma and traumatic loss, and uses a range of evidenced-based counseling methods to help the child or family heal and move forward.
Ms. Matos is a Resilience Staff Clinician and Clinical Supervisor. She is Licensed Professional Counselor and member of our DBT Skills Group Co-Leading Team. She provides counseling in a multi-cultural context, and can treat in Portuguese and English. She provides both child/adolescent and adult counseling, using evidenced-based methods of CBT and DBT. Outside of the Women’s Therapy Service, she holds a position of Clinical Supervisor for a leading non-profit Essex County agency that helps at-risk children and families.
Ms. Matos has an expertise in the prevention and intervention of eating disorders. Her clinical focus addresses has been with the full range of eating disorders – anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders, utilizing evidenced-based CBT/DBT techniques. She is trained to treat in children, teens, and adults – panic, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, adjustment to medical illness, adoption related issues, and academic and behavioral issues. She applies Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques with adults and youth, to increase personal coping and decrease symptoms of anxiety. Ms. Matos has a masters degree in Counseling from Montclair State University and has completed the Adoption Certificate Program at Rutgers University. In addition, she is certified in the Post Traumatic Stress Management Model by the Trauma Coalition of New Jersey and the Nurtured Heart Approach.