Venessa Ellington Alston

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC

Verified by Psychology Today
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Venessa Ellington Alston

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

1255 Lake Plaza Drive
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 219-8163
Offers online therapy

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About

What we don't need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human.--Brene Brown. I currently hold a license in Clinical Social Work and a license in addiction counseling. I’m compassionate about counseling and helping others achieve their dreams. I’m committed to empowering and supporting individuals on their path toward healing, change and growth. I offer a cognitive behavioral orientation which focuses on a goal orientated client centered approach. Life's struggles can be overwhelming and changeling. I am here to assist you in obtaining practical solutions and tools you can apply in all aspects of your life.
Colorado Native who has a passion for counseling. Bachelors in Social Work obtained in 1989 -Colorado State University (formerly USC). Masters in Social Work in 2017 from North Carolina Central University. With over 26 years of experience working in the field I bring a wealth of knowledge, patience and understanding to my practice.
Working in the addiction field is a passion of mine. Helping individuals through the Stages of Change is very rewarding. Assisting individuals in meeting their full potential-- creating change and growth. I offer free initial consultations; I believe that finding a good fit with a clinician is the key to a successful therapeutic relationship.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 27 Years
  • License: Colorado / CSW.09926274
  • School: North Carolina Central University
  • Year Graduated: 2017

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: LAC Licensed Addiction Counselor / ACD.0001046
  • Certificate: NAADAC / 191396
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Location

1255 Lake Plaza Drive
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 219-8163
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021
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Venessa Ellington Alston

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC