Vanessa Bean

Vanessa first joined CAPS in 2017 as a doctoral psychology intern, and is excited to remain at CU Boulder for her postdoctoral fellowship in psychology in the Counselor-in-Residence track. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including university counseling centers, a VA hospital and sexual trauma treatment center. She has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including Trauma Focused CBT and CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I), motivational interviewing (MI), mindfulness-based approaches (DBT and ACT), psychodynamic psychotherapy and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT).

She takes an integrative, strengths-based approach to treatment that emphasizes the collaborative nature of the client/therapist relationship.


  • PhD, Counseling Psychology - The University of Kansas
  • MS, Counseling Psychology - The University of Kansas
  • BA, Religious Studies - Colorado College

The thing I'd most like to do is

Hike all of the trails in Boulder!

Areas of interest

Mind-body awareness/meditation practices, eating disorders, sleep disorders, spirituality/religion, anxiety and mood disorders, veterans, international students, multicultural/diversity issues, group psychotherapy and outreach.