Vanessa De Jesus Guzman is an Educator and a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked with children and families for nearly two decades.
Vanessa is the owner and CEO of Free to Be Mindful - a private practice located in Ridgefield, New Jersey - focused on providing therapy and mindfulness education to children, parents and educators.
Vanessa is also a public speaker and host of the Free to Be Mindful Podcast - which focuses on bringing real talk, bite-sized tips and guided meditations to those working with children.
Vanessa enjoys making impacting change by serving on various organizations.
Personally, Vanessa is the daughter of hardworking Dominican parents, wife to a supportive husband, mother to a funny little boy and goldendoodle puppy, and enjoys the Peloton and salsa dancing.