"As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health: food, people, situations and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is 'love of oneself'."
-Charlie Chaplin on his 70th birthday when asked about self-love
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Vanja places high importance on developing a relationship with clients in order for individuals to feel safe and comfortable to open up and discuss any issues or concerns and to find therapy a safe place to ask any questions and address any concerns. She started working in the field in 2003 and has 13 years of experience in assisting individuals with managing stress and coping with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, mood disorders, life transitions and many other struggles that a lot of us face in life.

Vanja has received extensive training in several evidence based practice models and often uses insight-oriented techniques and components of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist individuals with reducing stress, regulating emotions, problem solving, improving relationships and making changes that lead to significant progress and transformation in one’s life.

Areas of Experience:

Anger Management
Behavior Modification
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Domestic Violence
Emotion Regulation
Interpersonal Effectiveness
Mindfulness Exercises
Mood Disorder
Parent Support
Personal Growth
Self Esteem
Substance Abuse

Vanja (pronounced like Tonya with a V) Buckley holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She utilizes a variety of techniques/approaches in her practice based on individuals’ needs, wants, personalities and preferences. She uses the strength based, person centered approach and assists clients in empowering themselves and recognizing their unique strengths and skills in order to gain confidence in the process of healing, growth and recovery.