Venita Gowdy


About Me

I am a child and adolescent counselor licensed in Alabama with 13 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I am also a registered play therapist and a national certified counselor. I have worked with children, adolescents, and their families (in school and outpatient settings) from different populations and socioeconomic groups with a wide range of concerns not limited to, but including including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, academic challenges, ODD, and ADHD. I also helped individuals who have experienced various traumas.

My counseling style is inviting, but directive, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach includes cognitive-behavioral, person centered, solution focused counseling. I do incorporate play therapy and various assignments as interventions. I will tailor our interaction and treatment plan based on your unique and specific needs.

I would like to thank you for taking the time and courage in seeking a more fulfilling and happier life and taking the first steps towards a change. My goal is to provide you support and empowerment as you take your journey and to set you up for success.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Impulsivity , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #2870 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Written by R.E. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Venita for 1 month

Love the therapist I got assignment!!