Mrs. Dawn Ervin Venable, LPC

(She / Her)

Online Therapy

About Me

I have worked for over 20 years specifically with Adolescents, and Pre-Teens. I have extensive experience working with students experiencing academic issues, the LGBTQ community, anxiety, depression, grief, defiant behaviors, self-harming, cutting and suicidal ideation, as well as divorced and blended families. Your child already has so much strength inside of them, together we can increase your child’s path to resiliency so they can be strong today and into the future. My goal with every client is to instill self-understanding and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards all of life's situations. Being a child, teen and young adult are tough, more now than ever! I am passionate about helping clients in a non-judgmental safe place express their emotions and ideas. I guide my clients every step of the way, using a strengths-based approach, and implement various methods to increase resiliency to help your child develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. I know that the search for a therapist can be a daunting task. Finding a therapist can be like finding a new pair of shoes, sometimes you must try on several to find the right fit. I want your child to have the perfect fit for therapy. Please reach out to ask any questions you have, to determine if I would be a good fit for you and your family needs.

Education & Experience

I have a Master of Arts and a Master's in Education. I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents and young adults in residential treatment and behavioral health settings. I worked in education for seventeen years which allowed me to gain a vast amount of experience with IEP, 504 and behavior plans. Helping navigate what is beneficial in the academic setting in conjunction with working in a clinical setting has been an invaluable asset for my clients.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Children (4-12)
  • Juvenile Correctional Facility


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth

Apostrophe United Cigna Justice Anthem Aetna Foster Source Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO / PPO Bright Health Plan Friday Health Plans Justice Reskill Benefit Network Optum - Carveout / EAP Oscar Health Plan TriWest United All Savers United BIND United GEHA/Shared Services United Health Scope Benefits United Oxford United Student Resources United UMR