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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
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 , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCMHC #11647 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Other #NJDCATEMP-040067 (Expires: 2021-09-30)
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.
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!
I look forward to hearing what Renee has to say and help bettering me
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.
Renee is a great listener, balance heart and open mind.
She is fair, insightful and gets results!
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.
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.
Reene is great!
She understands and let me speak everything I need to voice out. 10/10
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.
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.
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!
she is compassionate , well spoken and very helpful
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.
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!
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 .
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.