This month’s featured provider is Vanessa Bruce-Miller, LMSW.
Vanessa Bruce-Miller is a Jamaican-born Queer woman. Vanessa’s pronouns are She and They.
Vanessa (Vee) is a skilled Metalsmith and Clinician with formal training in working with LGBTQ communities. She holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from CUNY Hunter College. Vanessa lives and works in New York, NY out of their studio apartment that they share with their 30+ plant children.
As a Therapist, Vanessa addresses an array of concerns including: racial distress, anxiety, spirituality, work distress, multicultural issues, trauma, and LGBTQ affirming care. She has two interests: (1) Somatic and mindfulness-based work within communities with complex identities (2) Utilizing the power of creativity and art making within sessions.
What podcast or book are you currently reading/listening to?
“I’m currently reading: Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab.”
What do you love to do when you aren’t seeing patients:
“When I’m not seeing patients, I love to create jewelry as well as visit plant nurseries.”
Best advice for navigating 2022:
“The last few years have been a whirlwind, the best way to move forward is with patience & grace towards ourselves.”
Most memorable moment of 2021:
“Taking a family trip back to my homeland Jamaica for my cousin’s wedding. It was our first time seeing each other in a few years so it was really humbling & beautiful to be together again.”
Lesser known facts about you:
“I’m very spiritual & my spiritual practice helps to keep me grounded. “
What would you like to say to potential patients:
“Change is the only constant in our lives & when you change, everything changes. Let’s take your power back & work toward addressing the things you’ve been wanting to change together. You don’t have to do it alone.”
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