Vanessa Dowell MSW,RSW


Vanessa is a Masters trained Clinical Social Worker located in Nelson B.C. who is accepting new clients.

Clients may be experiencing various stressors, grief/loss, traumatic events, difficult life transitions and inter-personal relationship struggles that are impacting their mood (anxiety and depression) and overall functioning. Vanessa believes this a road you do not have to journey alone and will support you to discover the tools and resources you need to move through your struggles in a safe, supportive environment.

Vanessa specializes in counselling individuals and their families during their journey with fertility, perinatal mental health and birth trauma.


Vanessa is a Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapy Practitioner. ART is a drug free, non-hypnosis therapy that transcends modern therapeutic methods by treating adults and children with depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, sexual abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions and many other mental and physical conditions resulting in remarkable benefits in as little as one session. Please watch a video below and also visit my "Services" page to read more.


Veterans Alternative and Accelerated Resolution Therapy - YouTube


ART quotes from Vanessa's client:

"My A.R.T. sessions have been nothing more than life changing. After some significant trauma, I developed night terrors and would often wake up screaming in the middle of the night. This had been going on for years and after only 3 A.R.T. sessions I have not experienced any night terrors and sleep through the night."- Nelson, BC (2021)

“I was skeptical about trying Advanced Resolution Therapy but a single session transformed me. I had been experiencing deep grief, but through ART I was able to let go, to find peace and to imagine my loved one in a beautiful place.”- Nelson, BC (Pregnancy loss, 2022)

"I have found A.R.T therapy sessions to be unlike any other type of therapy I have tried. It is quite remarkable how much can be worked through and healed without much speaking. I feel completely in control during the sessions and after as though a weight has lifted. I strongly suggested this type of therapy to anyone who has experienced trauma." -Nelson, BC (2022)



Sessions are offered in-person or on-line (within the West Kootenay's); please email her if you would like a 15-minute free online/phone initial consultation before being placed on Vanessa's waitlist.