Seriously, think about it:

When was the last time you had space for yourself? To reflect, unpack your experiences, and make sense of them?

As a mother, you are constantly juggling your work, family, and your own wellbeing. It can be hard to find time to even breathe, let alone take care of your own needs.

But it's important to remember that you can't give from an empty cup. If you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to show up for your family and the other important people in your life.

You're caring for your children, working, running a household, and trying to maintain your own sense of self. It's no wonder you're feeling stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed.

Maybe you feel like you're losing yourself in motherhood. Maybe you feel like you're constantly putting everyone else's needs before your own. Maybe you feel like you're not good enough.

I want you to know that you're not alone. And you're not broken!

What you're experiencing is normal. It's a part of matrescence, the journey of becoming, and being a mother. And it's a journey that I can help you with.

I know the challenges you face. And I know how to help you overcome them.

I'm not here to pathologize your experiences. I'm here to normalize them and to help you heal and grow.

You're in the right place.

real results

“I'm learning how to disconnect from work and how to create a routine that works for me and my family.”

As a mother I am learning to carve out some self love time for me. I'm learning that it's okay to just do nothing after work. Therapy has taught me how to disconnect from work and how to create a routine that works for me and my family.

- althea*, client


“Working with Vanessa has been instrumental in my growth as a daughter, sister, wife and mother.”

She has brought balance into my life when I've felt out of control. She has provided perspective in moments where I couldn't see the impact of my actions. And, she has encouraged me to pay attention to and care for my inner child so that my adult self feels stable.

faith*, client


Ways to Work Together

Individual Therapy

Get actionable advice, personalized support, and guidance as you work to achieve your goals.

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Group Therapy

Connect with other mothers and share your experiences in a supportive and affirming environment.

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Matrescence is a wild and wondrous ride of
transforming and growth.

- Vanessa Leveille

What's therapy like


 Explore and gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, often uncovering patterns and, even, past experiences that have shaped your current experiences.


Develop personalized strategies to address challenges and achieve your goals, building on your current strengths and insights gained through therapy.


Encourage you to feel empowered to take action and implement strategies in your daily life, using the support and accountability of therapy to navigate challenges and celebrate successes.

let's be real.

where mama goes, everything goes

As a mother, you are the heart and soul of your family. When you are not well, everyone else around you feels it. That's why it is so important to take care of yourself, both physically and emotionally.

When you are taking care of yourself, you are better able to take care of your children and your family. You are also better able to model healthy self-care for your children.

Your wellbeing is the foundation of your mother identity, your mothering, and your journey as a woman through motherhood.

The experiences of motherhood and the challenges that black and brown mothers face can have significant impacts on their relationships, personal wellness, identity, and professions. 

It's time to be real about what you're going through, and to get the support you need to thrive. I'm here to listen and help you find your way forward.

Therapy can be a powerful way to help you feel more empowered, resilient, and confident as you navigate Matrescence and all the complexities of motherhood.



Understand what Matrescence is, and your unique journey in it


Gain greater insight and awareness, and begin to identify areas for growth and change


Have a "me-time" space to unpack everything, and focus on your wellbeing


Dismantle the ideaologies, and challenge the -isms, that interrupt your experiences

then, therapy with me, is for you.



Reach out

The first step is reaching out, go ahead and send me an email or use this form here.


Schedule Intake

Schedule your intake, where we'll see if we're a good fit for each other


Ongoing Sessions

If we're a good fit, we'll schedule subsequent sessions and talk more about how we'll work together

This      for you if:

you're good with a less structured approach

you want a more structured, prescriptive sessions

You're good with a less clinically heavy approach

you want in-person sessions where you can be live face-to-face

you're good with telehealth only (aka virtual sessions)

It's probably        for you if...

you want a clinical, traditional approach to therapy



Wondering if I'm the right therapist for you?

You're good with paying out-of-pocket for services

if you Don't have out-of-network benefits

think we can work together?

then, LET'S

To work with me, please click the button below to complete the form and place an initial inquiry. I will be in touch via email with the next steps.