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Vanessa Pettijohn, 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, cancer and mental health.


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

Medical Practice

Research Interest

Surgery Locations

Other Information

Vanessa was moved to become a social worker after she became a cancer survivor. She understands the impact cancer can have on patients and caregivers and the positive impact of having support during illness. Vanessa has many years of experience providing psychosocial support to cancer patients and caregivers.

Accolades & Memberships

Vanessa is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Community Service