Ms. Hope Venetta works with all diagnoses in therapy with teens. In her therapy work, she combines her passion for building self-esteem and self-acceptance with the structure of goal setting and steady movement toward goals. Ms. Venetta believes everyone has the ability to create a vision of the change they want in their lives, and take steps to make that vision reality. It is her belief that the most effective change happens when there is a therapeutic alliance of mutual trust and respect between the therapist and clients. Some of her special interests are trauma work, including the mind-body connection, racial identity issues with African Americans, and career counseling.
When a specific problem is plaguing a family, Ms. Hope Venetta helps families work on their relationships and communication patterns. Her approach regards the family, as a whole, as a living organism that is more than the sum of its individual members. It is her belief that the most effective change happens when there is a therapeutic alliance of mutual trust and respect between the therapist and all clients. Ms. Venetta seeks to help families analyze the process of family interaction and communication as a whole while offering a safe environment. Not taking sides with specific members is a part of this. In session, Ms. Venetta helps family members become more conscious of patterns or structures that had been previously taken for granted. For individuals seeking to restructure severely dysfunctional families, Ms. Venetta offers individualized therapy in preparation for family therapy.