I have been going to Ven for psychotherapy (virtually) for almost a year now, and it's made a huge difference in my life in many ways. I have seen many psychotherapists over the last 12 years- some were great, others not so much. I'm always anxious and hesitant to start with a new therapist. You want to make sure they understand you, are compassionate towards you and your issues, and above all that you have a great connection. I felt that with Ven almost instantly. He makes sure that I feel heard, valued, appreciated, and that I know it's a safe space to express myself, without judgment. I have uncovered some past trauma and recurring thoughts and patterns that no other therapist was able to help me uncover. He really got to the root of my issues and helped me process the experiences and make sense of them and how they're still affecting me today. I tend to hold in my emotions, especially ones I've kept inside for a while. Ven is the first person who made me feel safe enough to express them. For someone who has used crying as a coping mechanism for most of my life, Ven reassures me that crying is welcome in his sessions! He has helped me immensely with my relationships with myself, my mom, and my boyfriend. I will continue seeing Ven, and don't see myself changing therapists anytime soon. He's the best!