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Brightness in the Rain Counseling Services, LLCGroup practice

Group practice
Child mental health- Eating disorders & disordered eating- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Trauma-Clinical supervision-Spirituality & religion-
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Practice Information

We take an integrative person-centered approach. Over 14 years of experience and multiple certifications. Our clinicians are Venise Darisme, LPC and Nadia Perez, LPC Clients have said that Venise is "gentle, a good listener, help them see more clearly, knowledgeable, and much more." Clinicians have worked in Palliative Care, hospice, intensive in home, schools, intensive out patient, partial hospitalization, residential, hospital, and private practice settings. Nadia Perez is known to be patient, kind, reliable, and dedicated. She received her degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University and is Head Clinician of Woodbridge Operations.

Additional Clinician information:

Venise Darisme, M..A., NCC, CCTP, CIMHP, LPC, LCMHC,

Venise Darisme is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor located in Alexandria, VA. She is the founder of Brightness in the Rain Counseling Services. Venise specializes in helping those who suffer from eating disorders. Many of her clients are children, teenagers, or young people as well as their parents and families. They struggle with anxiety and stress, and often resort to unhealthy behaviors to cope with these emotions. Their families are concerned for their wellbeing and seek help in supporting them as they work towards health.

Venise’s approach to therapy incorporates play therapy and creative arts therapy, which can be an effective way to engage young people and those with neurodiversity into conversations about mental health. She also draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), teaching clients how to regulate their emotions and how to avoid negative self-talk. She offers faith-based counseling for those who seek to have a faith perspective on their mental health.

Venise earned a Master’s degree in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. She is certified as an Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician and as a Trauma Professional, and has a background in human services.


What are your practice's specialties?

Specialties of Nadia Perez, M.A., NCC, LPC

Therapist & Head Clinician of Woodbridge Operations

Over 7 years of experience. Grew up in a military family, has had the privilege of experiencing diverse cultures and communities across various locations. This upbringing instilled a deep appreciation for adaptability, resilience, and empathy. Experience working closely with children and teens in various settings. As a practicing Muslim, she offers the option to incorporate faith-based services for those who find it beneficial, ensuring a holistic approach to mental health and well-being.

Head of Practice's Licensure

Virginia: 0701008057 - Utah: 12815364-6004




Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$195 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$95 - $195

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