Vanessa Banister (she/her)


If you are reading this, thank you for your willingness to seek mental health services.

Clinical Social Worker in Ann Arbor, MI

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, including couples therapy, women's needs, and religious trauma.

My Background and Approach

If you are reading this, thank you for your willingness to seek mental health services. Recognizing that you could use someone to walk alongside you while moving through your darkest times takes true courage. My therapeutic approach involves creating a safe space for one to be heard, seen, and validated. No matter your background, beliefs, or previous experience with therapy, I gladly welcome you. Above all else, I will meet you where you are without judgment, mind and heart open. As a client-centered therapist, I will work with you on your desired treatment goals keeping in mind life may throw curveballs and require adjustments to our previous plans. My holistic strengths-based approach to therapy helps you empower yourself, shed illusions of powerlessness, and overcome trauma while developing the tools to make mindful decisions in the future. I have a background in psychodynamic therapy but also utilize modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy,

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Beacon
  • Medicare
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Multiplan
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Meridian
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Molina
  • Tricare East
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Complete
  • HAP Midwest Health Plan
  • McLaren Health Advantage
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Rate: $60 - 165/session


7342193253 Email Vanessa
2006 Hogback Road
Suite 8
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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