Elizabeth Venart is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors. She has a private counseling and consulting practice in Ambler, Pennsylvania. In addition to working with professional helpers—both individually and in groups—Ms. Venart counsels children, adults and families with a variety of life challenges and concerns.
A Person-Centered Therapy Approach
The foundation of Ms. Venart’s work with individuals, couples, and groups is relational. Before any other work can occur in counseling, an atmosphere of respect and safety must be developed within the relationship. Trusting in the power of individuals to find their own solutions to life’s difficulties, she uses a person-centered therapy approach in her work with clients—working as a facilitator and coach to help people discover and access their inner resources.
Ms. Venart’s counseling specialties include trauma, anxiety, depression, workplace conflict, childhood impairment, job burn-out, and enhancing personal creativity. She has advanced training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and has been providing on-site critical incident stress management services through Crisis Care Network since 2001. Additionally, she has been trained in relational counseling with traumatized persons, couples therapy, use of metaphor in career exploration, substance abuse, and effective therapeutic interventions with children and families.
Alternative Methods and Concrete Skill Development
Ms. Venart recognizes that people come to therapy looking for alternative information and resources to help them, especially when struggling to create new patterns in a family or working to overcome experiences of grief and trauma. Ms. Venart has completed both Level I and Level II training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and uses this modality to facilitate clients’ healing from trauma, grief and anxiety (>Visit www.emdr.org). Working with children, couples and families, she focuses on concrete skill development in areas such as communication and conflict resolution. Cognitive therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy are additional modalities whose strategies she draws from in helping clients to overcome feelings of depression and transform life patterns that are no longer serving them.
An Investment in Your Wellbeing
Engaging in therapy requires a financial commitment, a time commitment, and most of all a commitment to work hard together. Entering therapy is like making an investment in your own wellbeing. By dedicating yourself to the process, not only will you probably feel better and improve your ability to deal with the specific issues that brought you to therapy, but you're also likely to gain skills and resilience that you can draw upon when facing other challenges in the future.
My fee is $110 per session for individual or couples therapy, and payment—by cash or check—must be made at the end of each session.
For clients wishing to use their insurance, Ms. Venart is an in-network provider with Aetna health insurance and Ceridian Lifeworks Employee Assistance Program. You may contact her or your insurance provider to learn if she currently accepts additional healthcare plans. You may also call your insurance carrier to see if your plan has a provision for out-of-network providers. Many people, concerned about the compromised privacy of their healthcare information when they use their insurance, choose to pay out of pocket for counseling services.
If you are interested in counseling or consultation services, please contact Elizabeth Venart to find out more.
Clinical Supervision Group – For Counselors seeking Licensure & Experienced Counselors Seeking Resources and Support
Dates: Groups currently forming – Weekday mornings and lunchtime groups - 90 minutes
Cost: $50/session or $175/month
Contact: Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Clinical Supervision for Counselors seeking Licensure & Experienced Counselors Seeking Resources and Support Clinical supervision groups provide counselors with an opportunity to learn new information, gain additional perspectives, reflect on the interplay between self and client, and receive group support. Participants present cases for clinical review, assist one another in exploring challenging clinical questions, and gain greater self-awareness.
Elizabeth’s primarily theoretical orientation is humanistic, so the group includes an emphasis on the quality of the counseling relationship and any obstacles to deep empathic listening. Group members will benefit from Elizabeth’s extensive experience with trauma survivors, children, and issues of anxiety and grief—as well as her familiarity with both cognitive and nonverbal healing modalities (expressive arts, music, mindfulness, alternative therapies).
Research on vicarious trauma, professional hazards, and counselor wellness has consistently found clinical supervision and peer consultation to be powerful antidotes to the stresses of the work.
Empowering Self, Accessing Vision, & Creating a Heart-Centered Life: A 6-month Personal Empowerment Group
Dates: 3 Tuesdays per month, October through March, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Discounts offered with advanced payment: $150/month or $850 for the entire 6-month group
Contact: Call Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or email her at email@example.com to schedule your pre-group consultation and begin designing your plan for positive change.
Description: Experiential and peer support group for creating a vibrant, meaningful, heart-centered life. Personal Empowerment Groups include experiential exercises and discussion to facilitate participants’ ability to vision their ideal future and begin taking active steps towards making their life visions a reality. Difficult changes are made more possible when people have positive interpersonal relationships to help them navigate expected challenges and potential setbacks. Peer support will be a key component of the group. Participants will empower themselves and support one another in making career and life changes for greater joy, vibrancy, and balance. Activities for the group include:
- Crafting mission and vision statements
- Creating vision boards
- Identifying cognitive roadblocks & strategies to move beyond them
- Identifying resources—both internal and external
Counselor Wellness Intensives - For Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, and Other Professional Helpers
Dates: Monthly beginning in November – Friday mornings, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Contact: Call Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org to register for upcoming programs.
Description: These three-hour education and support sessions are designed to offer helping professionals time to focus on themselves, tools to promote wellness & resiliency, and valuable opportunities to dialogue with one another for increased support. Explore ways to build resiliency, create more balance in your life, and create comprehensive and individualized wellness plans that really work. Regardless of years of experience, professional background, or current work setting, human services professionals will find connection, community, and creative solutions to sustain them in their work.
Professional Networking Breakfasts – For health care providers & holistic health practitioners
Dates: Monthly; Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m., First breakfast on October 29, 2008
Contact: Call Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or email her at Elizabeth@theresiliencycenter.com to register for an upcoming networking breakfast.
Description: Networking breakfasts provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about the practitioners of The Resiliency Center and the services offered and also to exchange business cards with other helping professionals. All those who attend are invited to share information about their specific specialties, the kinds of client referrals they are seeking to attract, and the aspects of the work they find most energizing and rewarding. To facilitate meaningful dialogue among participants and the ability to connect with each person in attendance, registration is limited to 10 people, so sign up early.
“Replenishing the Well” experiential support group for sustaining counselor wellness, Ambler, PA