Erin Venker

Counselor, MA, LPCC

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Erin Venker

Counselor, MA, LPCC


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OCD and Anxiety Center of Minnesota
6607 18th Avenue South
Suite 201
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55423
(612) 261-1963

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Announcement icon Mental health is vital. Now offering sliding scale teletherapy to help us all get through these times of uncertainty and anxiety.
I specialize in treating a range of anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder, hypochondriasis, and other anxiety related disorders. I utilize evidence-based treatments, including exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), the evidence-based treatment for OCD and anxiety. I have experience working with individuals suffering from excessive rumination and doubt, perfectionism, repetitive unwanted thoughts or images, ritualistic or superstitious behaviors, and fears of contamination.
My approach to treatment is evidence based, active, and goal oriented. I value a strong interpersonal and therapeutic relationship to create a safe environment that is free of judgement. I work to collaborate with individuals to tailor a treatment plan that best fits their needs and goals.
If you have OCD or anxiety, please find a therapist who specializes in ERP. Talk therapy can actually make OCD and some anxiety symptoms worse! The IOCDF provides questions to help you find qualified ERP therapists: https://iocdf.org/ocd-finding-help/how-to-find-the-right-therapist/.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: University of Saint Thomas
  • Year Graduated: 2017
  • License and State: 2224 Minnesota

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $135
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I am out-of-network with insurance companies, however I can provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Email me or call (612) 261-1963 with questions.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy / 2224
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Erin Venker's Groups

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group

I facilitate group therapy every Tuesday evening. The group is for individuals who are currently or have previously been treated with exposure and response prevention therapy. In group, you will learn about the biological components of OCD, the nature of OCD and how it manifests itself, techniques to combat OCD, and participate in exposures. Skills learned will vary from mindfulness based approaches, CBT and exposure techniques, art therapy, and more.

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Friends and Family OCD Class

**Not yet started.** This class is for individuals with loved ones with OCD. Class includes psychoeducation on OCD and how to support loved ones without rescuing/reassuring. Day and time is TBD. Insurance not accepted (self-pay only). Please call or email for inquiries.

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Location

OCD and Anxiety Center of Minnesota
6607 18th Avenue South
Suite 201
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55423
(612) 261-1963
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Specialties
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Specific Phobias, Hypochondriasis
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online/Phone Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 21 Mar 2020
Erin Venker, MA, LPCC, Counselor in Minneapolis

Erin Venker

Counselor, MA, LPCC