Overview of Services
Dr. Venarde’s clinical practice centers on individual and couples therapy for adults, with a focus on substance use issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship and family concerns. In his work, Dr. Venarde focuses above all on creating a safe, supportive and non-judgmental
environment so that clients can pursue self-understanding, develop self-compassion, and make meaningful change.
Dr. Venarde’s approach to psychotherapy stresses an understanding of each person’s unique strengths, qualities, and challenges in order to facilitate progress toward lasting, significant change. Professional study – in research and practice – has demonstrated that specific approaches are often most effective in addressing certain concerns, and Dr. Venarde employs these strategies when appropriate. The identification of key goals for change and the ongoing evaluation of progress toward these goals are essential components of the psychotherapy process.
As a couples therapist, Dr. Venarde has trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an approach that stresses the emotional connection between partners, exploring emotions as they arise in the sessions and facilitating increased emotional safety.
While the formulation of goals is critical part of the therapy, so is an understanding of the barriers or roadblocks to achieving these goals. An essential piece of the psychotherapy process is identifying barriers to change and developing ways to overcome them, whether they are internal or external, conscious or unconscious, subtle or more readily apparent.
In his work as both individual and couples therapist, Dr. Venarde ultimately focuses on helping clients make changes toward a more productive, fulfilling, and meaningful life.