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Elizabeth Venenga, LCPC

LGBTQ+ Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) and am a Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist (C-DBT) with Evergreen. I received my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University in Arlington, VA.

My focus in the counseling relationship is on promoting growth and healing by exploring the role of individual identity, coping strategies, support systems, and trauma in your life. I hope to help you find meaning, achieve personal goals, engage in healthy relationships, and confront past hurtful or painful experiences. No matter where you are in your journey, it is my goal to provide a supportive, safe space to work through the current stressors you face each day. Whether your life feels out of control or you need additional support -- change is within reach.

My therapy clients range from teens to adults. I treat clients seeking help for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, relationship issues, adjustment concerns, LGBTQIA+ issues, non-monogamous relationships, issues related to sex/intimacy, and trauma. I use a client-centered approach to therapy while also incorporating aspects of CBT, DBT, and existential psychotherapy. Along with the LGBTQIA+ community, I support clients with a sex positive, kink positive, and poly affirmative approach to treatment.

I value and celebrate the uniqueness of each of my clients and am here to support all diverse individuals through culturally sensitive, unbiased, and nonjudgmental care.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
LGBTQ+ Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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Elizabeth is extremely supportive and great with communication. She responds to my messages at least once per day. She focuses on my needs and has talked me down from panic attacks. Being Bipolar is a rollercoaster but having someone as supportive as Elizabeth has made all the difference.

Written on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder