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VANESSA DURRANT

Welcome to Kindred Tree Healing Center! I am honored that you are considering us to stand alongside you in your healing journey.  I believe we are all wired for connection, healing, and growth.  I love working with children who are struggling to feel heard and understood-at home, school, or with their peers; because of trauma and anxiety resulting from adoption, foster care, grief, and other painful life experiences. Additionally, I specialize in parenthood/motherhood. I absolutely love working with invested parents who are looking to delve further into attachment informed, positive, and conscious parenting. Because above all things I am a healer, I love working with all populations across the lifespan that are yearning for growth and deeper consciousness.  

I'm a licensed psychotherapist, reiki master, yoga teacher, public speaker, and owner of Kindred Tree Healing Center. I have extensive training in play therapy, and other expressive therapies like art, music, and sand-tray. I bring forth over a decade of expertise in the areas of child development, parenting, trauma, and attachment issues. ​

 

My style is a mix of modern science and ancient wisdom. I deeply love connecting with others on a profound level and staying up to date on the latest brain-based ways of healing. I am an avid researcher and truly love blending evidence-based western therapies with eastern ancient healing modalities like Ayurveda, Yoga, and Reiki. I also strongly believe in walking my talk, and personally engaging with all the healing work I also provide my patients. I felt the urge to be a healer since I can remember.  By the time I was 3 years old I felt a deep calling to help others and do my part to make the world a better place.  I've dedicated my whole life to developing myself as a person capable of this. ​

 

I have thousands of hours of training from top professionals in the field of mental health and developmental psychology:

  • Trauma Focused and Integrative Play Therapy

  • Sandtray and Expressive Art therapies

  • Music Psychotherapy-The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, advanced level 3 therapist

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Infant and Maternal Mental Health

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Energy Psychology

  • Circle of Security Intervention and Attachment Classification and Coding

  • Circle of Security Parenting Group Intervention

  • Circles of the Self Projective Psychological Assessment 

  • Positive Parenting and Concsious Parenting

  • Mindfulness, Relational health and client centered therapies

  • Advanced Restorative Reiki and Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Method of Reiki

  • Shamanic Healing

  • Trauma Informed Yoga and Ashtanga, Children's, and Restorative Yoga

  • Ayurveda

  • Plant spirit medicine, herbalism, and clinical aromatherapy

 

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

 

  • National Association of Social Workers

  • Association for Play Therapy

  • Association for Music and Imagery

  • The Foundation for Shamanic Studies

  • International Association of Reiki Professionals

  • Yoga Alliance

  • EMDR International Association