Experiencing trauma and severe life stressors as an individual, or within your family system, can feel like our world is crumbling. In our counseling space, I strive to provide a personalized approach, acknowledging that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all process. My commitment is to bring compassion, authenticity, collaboration, and warmth to our counseling sessions, meeting you where you are in your unique journey, and empowering you to move forward in an empowered way.
As a therapist, my methodology is grounded in person-centered, emotionally focused, experiential, and trauma-informed practices. Recognizing that you are the expert of your life, my role is to guide and equip you with tools for a healthier and more effective way of living. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families, addressing a range of issues with a specialty in women's health.
Beyond individual therapy, I actively contribute to our team by leading consultations and peer groups, fostering an empowering environment for my colleagues as a Peer Empowerment Facilitator. Additionally, as the Community Engagement Coordinator, I am deeply involved in community partnership building, networking with referral sources, and establishing resources within our community to enhance support available to our clients.
Educationally, I earned a master’s in counseling from the University of Colorado-Denver, with extensive training in systems work, couples therapy, and family therapy. A Level Two trained and certified professional with the Gottman Institute, I bring a wealth of experience to enhancing and strengthening relationships. As an ally to LGBTQIA+ communities, I've completed cultural and inclusivity competencies training, ensuring a broad understanding of diverse perspectives, values, and identities.
With a passion for issues in women's health, I have also received specialized training in perinatal mental health. I work collaboratively with individuals and their partners or family members to navigate and rebuild after experiences such as sexual assault, pregnancy loss, and infertility. Addressing the often-stigmatized topics of women's health and reproductive health, I am committed to breaking down barriers and creating a safe space for open dialogue. In my dedication to continuous professional development, I have completed part 1 of basic EMDR training, allowing me to incorporate this powerful modality into therapy. This adds another dimension to our work together, offering a specialized approach for those who may benefit from EMDR techniques in processing and healing from trauma.
I offer both teletherapy and in-office sessions, providing flexibility to accommodate your needs and schedule. It is truly an honor when clients share their stories with me, and I look forward to meeting you, listening to your unique story, and collaborating with you on the journey to stronger mental health.
Qualifications and Credentials
On RAFT's tiered private pay table, Renee is a level 1 therapist. She works under the supervision of Amanda Turecek, LMFT, LAC and Sharon Davis, LPC. Renee also works with an outside supervisor, information is available on our informed consent form. You can connect with Renee by using our interest form. Please note you would like to work with Renee and we would be happy to check her availability.