We would like to welcome our new Guest Blogger, Vanessa Lemminger!

Vanessa Lemminger is a psychotherapist and bereavement specialist working in private practice in San Diego.  As a State of California Board of Behavioral Science Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern IMF #68894, she is also a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Vanessa’s passion for therapy is centered around grief/loss, pre-bereavement issues, emotional issues surrounding disabilities of all types, emotional issues surrounding chronic and terminal illness, and themes of isolation.

There are many things in life that cannot be controlled (loss, disease, disabilities, developmental challenges) that can leave one feeling isolated and at times helpless. Vanessa’s goal is to help change our focus from what we cannot control to what we can control. Helping others understand their unique experiences will create connections and understanding, and she finds great reward in helping others in the journey. She has also developed interests in areas including emotional and spiritual health, marriage counseling, couples counseling, issues surrounding disabilities, end-of-life counseling, shame and identity issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and academic/occupational stress.

Vanessa will be posting bi-monthly blog posts, every other Monday on topics related to emotional stress, grief/loss, dealing with chronic or terminal illness, and emotional issues surrounding disabilities.

If you are interested in learning more about Vanessa Lemminger, M.A., IMF, and her work, you will find her website HERE.

Vanessa is Employed and Supervised by Matthew Bruhin, MFT, RAS, CAS – LMFT #47460

As with all guest blog submissions, the views and opinions expressed on this guest blog are purely the bloggers’ own and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of Global Genes / R.A.R.E. Project.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the provider or party in question.