Vanessa Pruitt (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I'm a certified trauma professional (CTP) helping individuals process and overcome trauma and difficult events that have happened to them.

Mental Health Practitioner in Grand Island, NE
Supervised by Kerry Alfrey, MA, LIMHP, LADC

  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you struggling to overcome the shame, sadness, and confusion surrounding traumatic events in your life? I have a special interest in treating anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, and complex trauma. I work with clients of all ages, including children and teens ages 4-17 and adults.

My Background and Approach

I'm a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) who specializes in treating trauma, PTSD, and complex trauma (c-PTSD). I also have additional training in attachment-based interventions, which I use to understand how early life experiences affect mental health and relationships. I am also actively working toward registered play therapy (RPT) certification. I'm also a certified provider of the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), an evidence-based treatment for attention and focus, auditory sensitivities, behavior regulation and resilience, auditory processing, sleep, and issues related to trauma, anxiety, sensory processing, attachment, ADHD, Autism and more. Let's work together to build the tools you need to live with renewed confidence and strength. Our time together will remain a collaborative environment where we identify your goals, build upon your strengths, and help you become the best version of yourself.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As an undergraduate, I was a sociology minor who conducted research on racial justice issues. I always seek to view the world from a social and racial justice "lens". Because of this, and because I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, I take my role as an ally to underserved, underrepresented, and marginalized groups of individuals seriously. I am open to feedback in my approach and pledge to always be seeking growth and understanding, diversity, and inclusion.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Nebraska Total Care
  • Wellcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $90 - 210/session


308-675-2858 Email Vanessa
403 Lexington Cir
Grand Island, NE 68803

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