Vanessa B. Teixeira EdD

Lecturer / Clinical Counselor, Nova Southeastern University and Children's Home Society of Florida

Dr. Vanessa Teixeira is a Lecturer in the Department of Counseling at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Teixeira is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). She has focused much of her professional career working in the mental health counseling community with children and families from various cultural and economic backgrounds. Dr. Teixeira specializes in working with children and individuals who have experienced complex trauma, using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Counseling (TF-CBT). She has also worked closely with Headstart programs in North East Florida to help children, teachers and families better understand the impact of early trauma on classroom behaviors. Dr. Teixeira’s professional areas of interest include LGBT issues, TF-CBT, severe mental illness, supervision, gatekeeping, social justice, and professional counselor development.