Vanessa Shuck, MSW, LGSW
Family Based Recovery Therapist
Vanessa Shuck is originally from Omaha, Nebraska but they have called Minneapolis home for the last 9 years. They enjoy spending time caring for their many plants and their two cats and find joy in coloring, crafting, gardening, and spending time with friends. They graduated in 2022 from St. Catherine University with a dual Masters degree in Social Work and Holistic Health Studies. In their studies, they focused on early childhood development, attachment repair, play therapy, gender studies, domestic violence, and family based therapy models. Some influential voices toward their practice have included adrienne maree brown, bell hooks, Angela Davis, James Baldwin, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Prentiss Hemphill, Christine Caldwell, Richard Schwartz, and Peter Levine. They are passionate about intergenerational wisdom and resilience, and somatic resources for healing from trauma, specifically in the face of systemic barriers that inhibit families from thriving. They hope to continue building advocacy and therapeutic skills alongside families and kiddos to promote social justice, reparative practice, community connectivity, and healing from both individual and collective traumas.