Will learn skills to cope with various conditions such as chronic stress, terminal illness, and anxiety.
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 and many of her clients are children, teenagers, or young people as well as their parents and families. Venise has extensive experience as a child psychotherapist, and working with children is her specialty. She also helps those who suffer from eating disorders. Her clients 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. This approach is particularly helpful for children. 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 a Christian 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.