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Vanessa De Jesus Guzman, LPC

Vanessa De Jesus Guzman, LPC

President Elect

Vanessa De Jesus Guzman is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of experience working with children and families as a certified teacher, school counselor, in-home clinician, group facilitator, and now as a licensed therapist. Vanessa obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education and Psychology and a Masters in Counseling Education, both from The College of New Jersey.

Vanessa is the owner and CEO of Free to Be Mindful - a private practice located in Ridgefield, New Jersey - focused on providing mental health therapy and mindfulness education to mothers, children and educators. Her work with mothers continues as the founder of Amiga Moms which empowers 21st century mothers through educational events and a supportive network, helping them live lives with ease of mind and peace of heart.

The focus on mindful living, mental health and personal growth continues in Vanessa’s work as the host of the Free to Be Mindful Podcast and through professional and personal development for educators and parents. 

Personally, Vanessa is the daughter of hardworking Dominican parents, wife to a supportive husband, and mom to a funny little boy and goldendoodle puppy. Vanessa appreciates making impactful change as a member of various professional organizations, is a Peloton enthusiast, and enjoys on 2 salsa dancing.


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