2005 Jaguar working as LPC
Vanessa Vale- Saenz
graduated from Johnny Economedes High School in 2005, as a three year graduate.
In 2008, she attended the University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) and
obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal
Justice. Also, Vanessa completed her Master's Degree in Clinical
Psychology in 2011 from UTPA. She is Licensed as a Professional Counselor
(LPC) by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors.
Vanessa is also a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. She is
currently employed by Doctors Hospital at Renaissance where she holds the title
of Outpatient Services Supervisor at their Behavioral Hospital. Vanessa
is tasked with supervising inpatient and outpatient therapist as well as
assisting with program development and mental health expansions community-wide.
She currently sits on the Hospital's Grant Advisory Committee and recently
accepted a part-time position as an Instructor for the Graduate Program in
Clinical Psychology at Edinburg's University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley
(UTRGV) campus. Vanessa has received advanced training in both Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which has
made her eligible for certification in these areas of practice. She
dedicates herself to helping promote the importance of mental and emotional
wellness by advocating and educating members of the community about the benefits
of early treatment and intervention. In her professional career, Vanessa
aspires to increase mental health awareness by helping others recognize the
need for Mental Health Services in the Rio Grande Valley. She would also
like to help redirect the negative stigma associated with Psychiatric and
Psychological wellness. She intends to continue to provide the highest
level of client care by delivering high quality, caring and compassionate
services to her clients.