Training

Dr. Abernathy was trained in community mental health and non-public school settings. She worked with adults, families and children. Her training and experience with children included work with those 3-5 yrs old with behavioral problems from trauma, abuse and neglect, those along the autism spectrum and those with problems with mood and or attention (ages 11-18). She has a strong foundation in developmental, cultural, spiritual and family dynamics. Her professional experience includes work in higher education, allowing her to work with a wide range of ages, cultures, identities, life transitions and treatment concerns/goals. She prefers to work with the family system when treating children as her intention is to support parents in providing the emotional and behavioral support on their own as she provides in her therapy office. In her current practice, she works with adults, couples, families and children.

Professional Experience

University of NC Greensboro 2014-2017: Staff Psychologist, Outreach Coordinator
University of Southern California 2010-2013: Per Diem Psychologist, Adjunct Professor
Student Counseling Services
Per Diem Psychologist
And School of Education, Adjunct Professor in Master’s of Family Therapy graduate program

Education

B.A. in English Education, North Carolina Central University
M.Div. in Theology, Duke University, The Divinity School
M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology

My Tweets

From Periscope
Dr. Vanessa R. Abernathy Watch @drgreenebarr's broadcast: Building on breakthrough https://t.co/Zsng1lsKDu
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From Instagram
Dr. Vanessa R. Abernathy Sisterhood has its privileges! One of those for me is to enjoy the hospitality of my Soror Phyllis! DeltaGirls https://t.co/6Q75dJdASt
About 5 hours ago
Dr. Vanessa R. Abernathy “When you show up as your authentic self, you don’t need a co-signer!”@TerrellMonger at UnshakeableFaith2019… https://t.co/NGYtBJ5Ggp
Friday, 14 June 2019 14:39