Vanessa E. Ford, LCSW

★★★★★
  • 4003 North Broadway Street Suite 6

    Chicago, IL 60613

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  • 773-552-8070

About Vanessa E. Ford, LCSW

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  • Addiction Treatment Programs
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists

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I found Vanessa through a google search over 17 months ago. I've been visiting her weekly ever since.

Initially, I contacted Vanessa as I was struggling with anxiety, depression, and more importantly addiction; within weeks she helped me realize the severity of my addiction and recommended multiple options for treatment along side my time spent with her. The combination of her professional recommendations, and weekly sessions quite literally, saved my life.

Vanessa is an outstanding listener, with a great memory and ability to let the patient lead the session. She asks deep, thought provoking, tough questions that truly let one reflect on the issues at hand - she has a knack for guiding you through treatment and letting one find their own way to health, happiness, and overall improved quality of life.

look forward to our weekly visits; some weeks are rough, some are fun, but over the long term my quality of life has vastly improved with Vanessa's techniques, coping skills, tools, and other ideas she brings to each session. She is a joy to talk with as well; witty, sharp, and inspiring.

From an administrative side. She is easy to schedule with, always punctual with visits, billing, etc. I've never had to wait for my set appointment, ever!

I highly recommend Vanessa to anyone looking for help through the tough times and challenges life can throw us.

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★★★★★

I found Vanessa through a google search over 17 months ago. I've been visiting her weekly ever since.

Initially, I contacted Vanessa as I was struggling with anxiety, depression, and more importantly addiction; within weeks she helped me realize the severity of my addiction and recommended multiple options for treatment along side my time spent with her. The combination of her professional recommendations, and weekly sessions quite literally, saved my life.

Vanessa is an outstanding listener, with a great memory and ability to let the patient lead the session. She asks deep, thought provoking, tough questions that truly let one reflect on the issues at hand - she has a knack for guiding you through treatment and letting one find their own way to health, happiness, and overall improved quality of life.

look forward to our weekly visits; some weeks are rough, some are fun, but over the long term my quality of life has vastly improved with Vanessa's techniques, coping skills, tools, and other ideas she brings to each session. She is a joy to talk with as well; witty, sharp, and inspiring.

From an administrative side. She is easy to schedule with, always punctual with visits, billing, etc. I've never had to wait for my set appointment, ever!

I highly recommend Vanessa to anyone looking for help through the tough times and challenges life can throw us.

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Finding a truly talented counselor can be a difficult task. I found Vanessa after a particularly rough breakup and after consulting with several possible counselors. As someone working in a helping field I've stayed with her over the years because she is among the most talented therapists I've met. She is supportive, attentive, remembers everything (it's uncanny), and isn't afraid to ask tough questions. She also genuinely cares and is incredibly accommodating with time, billing, and other issues.

I'd add that perhaps the best measure of someone's skills is the degree to which we are willing to refer others to them. I've sent several friends to see Vanessa over the years dealing with a wide range of issues from grief over family deaths or social anxiety to career struggles and general depression. Some attended sessions just briefly to deal with an episodic issue while others see her routinely. The commonality among these folks is that each of them raved about her after the fact.

I can't say enough positive things about Vanessa. If you are looking for a counselor, look no further!

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★★★★★

Finding a truly talented counselor can be a difficult task. I found Vanessa after a particularly rough breakup and after consulting with several possible counselors. As someone working in a helping field I've stayed with her over the years because she is among the most talented therapists I've met. She is supportive, attentive, remembers everything (it's uncanny), and isn't afraid to ask tough questions. She also genuinely cares and is incredibly accommodating with time, billing, and other issues.

I'd add that perhaps the best measure of someone's skills is the degree to which we are willing to refer others to them. I've sent several friends to see Vanessa over the years dealing with a wide range of issues from grief over family deaths or social anxiety to career struggles and general depression. Some attended sessions just briefly to deal with an episodic issue while others see her routinely. The commonality among these folks is that each of them raved about her after the fact.

I can't say enough positive things about Vanessa. If you are looking for a counselor, look no further!

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Vanessa Ford has been the saving angel in our relationship. She helped heal deep wounds that were present in our relationship which allowed us to start a new journey. Her positive energy was contagious and gave us the room we needed to heal, grow and find our path. She accommodated our many schedule conflicts throughout our visits. She has been an ally from the beginning and we will continue to see her until we feel that we can resolve our own conflicts. She has helped us to find the strength needed to take risks, given us the tools to resolve conflicts and provided compassion. We recommend her to anyone needing guidance.

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★★★★★

Vanessa Ford has been the saving angel in our relationship. She helped heal deep wounds that were present in our relationship which allowed us to start a new journey. Her positive energy was contagious and gave us the room we needed to heal, grow and find our path. She accommodated our many schedule conflicts throughout our visits. She has been an ally from the beginning and we will continue to see her until we feel that we can resolve our own conflicts. She has helped us to find the strength needed to take risks, given us the tools to resolve conflicts and provided compassion. We recommend her to anyone needing guidance.

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My partner and I started going to Vanessa for premarital counseling and also to help us transition into our new life in Chicago. She is a wonderful therapist and has helped us in ways I didn't even imagine. She always remembers everything from our previous sessions and provides us with tools that really work outside of session. Her knowledge of LGBT issues and lifestyles was also very refreshing.

For the business stuff - Vanessa always goes above and beyond to accommodate our busy schedules. When our insurances changed she help us research the best one to bill which was definitely more than many healthcare providers will do. Her office is calming and warm and located near many public transport options.

I highly recommend Vanessa.

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My partner and I started going to Vanessa for premarital counseling and also to help us transition into our new life in Chicago. She is a wonderful therapist and has helped us in ways I didn't even imagine. She always remembers everything from our previous sessions and provides us with tools that really work outside of session. Her knowledge of LGBT issues and lifestyles was also very refreshing.

For the business stuff - Vanessa always goes above and beyond to accommodate our busy schedules. When our insurances changed she help us research the best one to bill which was definitely more than many healthcare providers will do. Her office is calming and warm and located near many public transport options.

I highly recommend Vanessa.

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