• Email: info@pazitoscounseling.com
  • Phone: (832) 368-9304


Welcome to Pazitos! I’m Vanessa Navarrete,a faith-based counselor specializing in working with children and families. I have been working with children for much of my life. My journey began with babysitting and moving through to becoming a bilingual kinder garden teacher and an elementary school counselor.  While in graduate school for my counseling degree, I remember learning about the different theories and modalities in counseling. I came across with child center play therapy and knew this was exactly what I wanted to do.


I enjoy that no single day is the same. Children come to counseling for many different reasons and even though the underlying difficulties are similar, the counseling approach for each child is always different.  Instead of focusingon the problems ,I focus on the child’s strengths, developmental age, personality, and what they enjoy doing/playing.As a therapist,I build up expertise in how young children communicate and how each child operates within the setting. But it is the parent who knows their child best, and unless there is a sharing of information between therapist and parents, a child’s emotional needs will be neither fully understood nor, ultimately, met.


I learn from the children I work with, every day. I appreciate and admire children’s endless energy, honesty, creativity, flexibility, and resilience. Children make me a more knowledgeable person because of their curious personality and a healthier person because I need to keep up with their active little bodies.  Knowing that my job is to help children achieve their full potential and to help them feel happier and better about themselves, fills my heart with joy, and brings a huge smile to my face.I love what I do for a living!


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There is no room to pass judgement. I love my job as a counselor and feel very passionate about empowering my clients to make healthy decisions that will ultimate make them successful in life.

Nobility and Serenity

My gentle, noble personality and calm demeanor allow me to create a safe environment where trust is built through the therapeutic relationship.

Dedicated To Our Clients

I would love the opportunity to work with you and give you the time and help that you need.

Outstanding Services

My job is to encourage clients and make them feel safe.

You cannot see faith, but you can see the footprints of the faithful. We must leave behind”faithful footprints” for others to follow.

De. Dennis Ande

From birth, we seek intimate connections, bonds made possible by empathy — the ability to love and to share the feelings of others,

Dr Bruce Perry