(Chantelle) Renee Hopkins

(LCMHC)
Therapist (Chantelle) Renee Hopkins Photo

About Me

Obstacles come in all shapes and sizes to everyone regardless of gender, ethnicity, orientation or preference, spiritual affiliation, or socio-economic status. As your therapist, I will work with you to develop skills for overcoming these obstacles but also to develop goals to help be and feel your most confident and success self. Although full name is Chantelle Renee Hopkins, I usually go by Renee as it is easier for many of my clients to remember and pronounce. As I am a Nationally Certified Trauma-Focused Therapist (TF-CBT) and I have a specialization in Forensic Counseling. This specialization focuses on special populations such as veterans, geriatrics, children in foster care, and youth with juvenile justice involvement and I work with a variety of populations from children through the elderly. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups, covering a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, juveniles with justice system involvement, veterans, and the increasing geriatric mental health concerns. Many people think that communication is just talking or telling information; however, effective communication involves much more than just talking. Effective communication is making sure that the sender's message is heard and understood. With that in mind, I help my clients to develop all areas of their communication skills to not only improve their interaction with others, but also to help them improve their self-confidence and to enrich their overall quality of life. At our initial meeting, I make time to listen to your concerns and then introduce myself and answer any questions you may have and take that first step to develop the trust necessary for the therapy process to be successful. In order for any professional relationship to be successful, I believe the elements of respect, compassion, and agreement on the final outcome must be present and I work hard to provide the environment most suitable for therapeutic growth and success.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #11647 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

Other #NJDCATEMP-040067 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Chantelle is absolutely amazing… this was my first time working with a therapist and she made me feel so comfortable from the first meeting. She definitely has helped me progress with my personal goals and has definitely opened my eyes to a healthier state of mind.

Written by A.L. on Aug 12, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Renee is awesome! She is definitely presenting me with skills and lessons that will assist me in my professional and personal development. I can not thank her enough!

Written by S.Y. on Aug 10, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I look forward to hearing what Renee has to say and help bettering me

Written by M.I. on Aug 09, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Renee is very sweet and made me feel comfortable in the first 5 minutes of our first session. If you are looking for someone who has a sense of humor, Renee has one! She has challenged me and allowed me to feel valid feelings.

Written by J.U. on May 31, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Renee is a great listener, balance heart and open mind.
She is fair, insightful and gets results!

Written by S.A. on Apr 28, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Renee has already helped me immensely in just a few short sessions. She makes me feel heard and understood. Renee provides great listening and compassion as well as realisitc suggestions that really make a difference in how I think and behave. My friends have noticed and difference in how I handle my relationships and codependency and complimented me on my growth. I would recommend Renee highly to anyone looking for therapy.

Written by P.A. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She's great!!

Written by S.O. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Chantelle is the best! She is personable, knowledgeable, and compassionate. She focuses on client needs while balancing best-practices. She’s truly someone I would recommend.

Written by J.O. on Apr 17, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Reene is great!
She understands and let me speak everything I need to voice out. 10/10

Written by A.L. on Apr 03, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

I’ve really enjoyed counselling with Renee! She’s very understanding and empathetic and has provided me with tools to help overcome my personal obstacles.

Written by K.A. on Mar 25, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Renee really takes the time to work through each and every issue. Sometimes in the past I've fallen into being an 'easy' client as it takes a while for me to really open up. I used to end up feeling like I had to hide the things I really wanted help with because I didn't want to make things harder for my counsellor, but I never feel that way with Renee. She listens and provides advice, and when I talk to her it feels like she's really paying attention, trying her best to help truly understand me. I feel like she's really in my corner. I always feel lighter after talking with her, and life feels more manageable.

Written by M.A. on Mar 09, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

After only one session with Renee, I felt grateful for her help and uplifting attitude! Her positive energy is contagious and helped me manage my stress and anxiety! Thank you so much for your help Renee!

Written by S.U. on Feb 20, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 1 month

she is compassionate , well spoken and very helpful

Written by J.O. on Feb 15, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Renee managed to flick the switch inside of me, and take me from feeling out of control to life back in control in one session. Highly recommended.

Written by M.E. on Feb 01, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Renee has been such a wonderful resource. She challenges me to identify my negative thinking patterns, and really gives me the responsibility for helping to come up with ways that work best for me to alter that thinking. It is so nice to have someone that is really "in my corner" and celebrates my little victories with me! I'm so grateful for Renee, it's been a short time that we've been having sessions together but I trust and respect her so much already!

Written by S.A. on Jan 26, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

My counsellor allows me to express myself about the things truly bother me and she understands me in a way none of family or friends do .

Written by T.A. on Jan 23, 2021 after counseling with (Chantelle) Renee for 1 week on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I was motivated during my session with Renee. Renee assisted me with celebrating my progress and how to reframe my perspectives which have been very helpful.