About me

I live near Cincinnati with my partner and our 4 cats. I am multiply neurodivergent and part of the LGBTQIAP+ community. I love to read fantasy/mystery novels, ride my Peloton bike, and play board games with friends. Special interests: social work, Neurodiversity, cats, psychology, movies/TV/music, and travel. 

Vanessa Quinn, MSW, LISW (she/her/they)

Photo ID: Vanessa is shown smiling in front of a brick wall with their purple hair in a messy bun. She is a white woman wearing a black sweatshirt.

About me as a therapist

I have a very non-traditional, neurodiversity-affirming approach to providing therapy. I believe that having a sensory friendly setting, using special interests to build rapport, and being flexible with scheduling are important for helping my clients.

I use my own experience as a neurodivergent and queer person to connect with my clients and help them learn skills such as emotional regulation, understanding their sensory profile, incorporating a healthy stim diet, learning to unmask to your own comfort level, and exploring your dissociative profile.  

I am also passionate about being gender-affirming, discussing HAES, and helping clients advocate for themselves in medical/educational/occupational settings.

I do not provide any ABA services as I consider these practices to be abusive. 

About my office space

My office is in a shared suite and it includes a sensory friendly waiting area equipped with water, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, fidgets, white noise, low lighting, games, and books you can borrow. 

My office includes a swinging chair, tent, swivel chair, floor cushion, fidgets, low lighting, Squishmallows, coloring books, paint supplies, and more.

My office space can be customized to your sensory needs; don't be afraid to ask about changing the lighting or seating to best suit you. Feel free to bring your own fidgets, water cups, squishes, or anything else you need to have a pleasant experience.

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