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Vanessa Pettijohn, MSSW, LCSW

General Summary

Vanessa Pettijohn is a licensed clinical social worker who has specialized in oncology social work and behavioral health since 2007. She has facilitated support groups and has given presentations on survivorship, chronic pain, cancer and mental health.

Education

  • Master of Science in Social Work
    The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Bachelor of Social Work
    The University of Texas at Arlington
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Medical Practice

Research Interest

Surgery Locations

Other Information

Vanessa was moved to become a social worker after her personal experience with cancer. She understands the impact cancer can have on patients and caregivers. She enjoys being able to walk alongside patients and families to provide emotional and practical support during and after illness. Vanessa has many years of experience providing psychosocial support to cancer patients and caregivers.

Accolades & Memberships

  • Member of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • Member of the Association of Oncology Social Workers

Community Service

Vanessa’s previous community service includes volunteering with the Cook Children’s Hospital child life specialist program, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Arlington Life Shelter.