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All of my services are customized to meet your specific needs. My only agenda is to help you – to unravel your challenges, understand what your child is communicating, and unleash the power that you have to change your life.

one-on-one coaching*

  • Free 30-minute consult

  • Sessions are 55-60 minutes

  • Bundle of six sessions - $1,080 (10% discount) 

  • Bundle of three sessions - $570 (5% discount) 

  • One session - $200 

  • Top-up 30-minute session (check-in for established clients) - $100 

Parent Coaching sessions will be done over Zoom. 

*Payments accepted by check, Zelle, Venmo or PayPal

Vanessa Elias, Thrive with a Guide, 1-on-1 Coaching
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contributing writer

  • School and community communications

  • Local and national news sites

  • Mental health platforms



  • Keynotes

  • Parent roundtables

  • As a featured panelist

  • Book discussions

  • PTA meetings

Vanessa Elias joins Emily Segal, LCSW, and Dr. Andrew Gerber, president and medical director of Silver Hill Hospital, to discuss “Navigating the complexities of the mental health system and strategies for sourcing the right help for your family's needs” hosted by Kids in Crisis.

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Vanessa Elias delivers 9/11 20th Anniversary Speech to honor Peter Burton Hanson, his wife Sue, and their daughter Christine and relates the trauma of that day with the pandemic - and the perspective and strength we can gain.

As a parent support group facilitator for NAMI Southwest CT, Vanessa was honored to present at the CT Region 1 conference: "Mental Health in a Post-Covid World: How to Ensure Emotional Health and Resilience in our Youth/Teens."

She shares her journey to NAMI, how NAMI-CAN groups support parents of children and teens struggling with mental health issues, and what free meetings are like. This video excerpt includes presentations from both Vanessa and a parent from her NAMI group.

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