Venus BurneyLICSW

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In Central Time

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

It would be important for someone to know that I am a woman of faith. I enjoy working with anyone regardless of their belief system, and know that we all can learn from each other. It would also be important for someone to know that I identify as African American/Black and provide a safe space to discuss culturally specific care for persons of color.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I provide a safe and confidential space to work through past and current experiences, traumas, and identify goals. I teach and model healthy coping skills to manage life stressors. My friends would describe me as attentive, a good listener, inciteful, direct, encouraging, and caring. My style is personable. I encourage that clients challenge barriers to personal success, and I am solution-focused.

What does a first session with you look like?

Your first session with me is sure to be welcoming, inviting, and a more formal. You can expect to be asked some personal background questions about your medical/mental health and family health history, as well as the primary reason you're seeking therapy services. While we most likely won't dive into anything too deep during this session, it's to allow you more time to talk about the details of the issue in subsequent sessions. Confidentiality clause, treatment planning, and scheduling will be reviewed as well.


Adolescent mental health

Learning disabilities


Coping Skills


General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues



Borderline Personality Disorder

Race & Cultural Identity

In-Network Insurance

Sana Benefits



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy


MN, LICSW, 21489


Master of Clinical Social Work, University of St. Thomas

Work History

Clinical Independent Social Worker 11+ years of Mental Health experience, 5 years of Outpatient Psychotherapy experience. Currently I am seeing clients 15-17, Individuals, & Couples. I am personable, encouraging, and professional. Therapeutic modalities I specialize in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, Narrative, and DBT Skills.


Remote therapy - serving the greater Minnesota area, MN