About Me

My name is Rene Stockton (pronounced Reni). I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. It is my honor and pleasure to serve our community as a counselor/therapist and change agent. I have had the privilege to work with individuals and families from primarily underserved populations and communities over the course of a 30 year social work practice in two great American States.
I have encountered a range of adolescent and adult challenges ranging from mental health and trauma to writer’s block and wellness. I will partner with you to create the concrete change you are looking to achieve in your life.
My style is open, supportive and person centered, we will choose the approach for your situation using a variety of theories and concepts including art and movement.
Let's have a conversation about how to make lasting change in your journey. I will work with anyone with the courage it takes to ask for help.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149-022441


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rene Stockton. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Rene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

This is my first time speaking with a therapist. Rene is very genuine and knowledgeable. I'm looking forward to future sessions working towards better overall mental health and self awareness.

Written on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Rene for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

He is great

Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Rene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He just gets it!

Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Rene for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

He listens to me and is helping me tremendously!

Written on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Rene for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Rene is a beautiful, kind soul who I've thoroughly enjoyed talking to. His calming guidance feels like it's coming from the grandfather everyone wishes they had. His candor and belief in me have helped me feel more confident and at ease with myself then I have been in years, and I'm happy to have worked with him.

Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Rene for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Rene is a wonderful person. His guidance over the last 8 months has changed my life for the better. I'll never be able to thank him enough. If you ever needed help/therapy, I hope you consider him. I would recommend him and this app to everyone I know. Thank you again.

Written on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Rene for 4 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

For my short time on this app I like Rene best out of my counselors.
He is very kind and understanding.

Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Rene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

So glad I started attending sessions regularly. Having another perspective is really useful!

Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Rene for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Highly recommend!

Written on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Rene for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Rene is fantastic. He is very supportive, and provides very thoughtful feedback. Better Help is lucky to have him on their platform!

Written on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Rene for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Rene is a compassionate and collected therapist who really helped me. He has a very calm demeanor and is really easy to talk to. The strategies I worked through with him helped me a lot with anxiety in my day to day life and I’m incredibly appreciative of the work I did with him.

Written on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Rene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

Rene is a wonderful counselor, he really helped me work through a particularly anxious time in my life. His calm, direct approach and wisdom were extremely beneficial for me. I reccomend him 100%.

Written on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Rene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

I worked with Rene for a few months this past fall. He’s upbeat and growth-oriented, and I appreciated that we could talk about real world issues and their impact on how I was doing. I enjoyed that we could laugh during session and am happy I was paired with him. He helped me remember the tools and strengths I already have and supported me in my therapeutic goals.

Written on Dec 14, 2020 after therapy with Rene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Rene has been great!!!

Written on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Rene for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Rene's mature perspective is helping me with strategies to communicate with my parents and my young teenage son. He is also a hardcore feminist - probably more than I am, lol - and I can tell he's trying to encourage more strength and bravery.

Written on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Rene for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

No issues. Rene is attentive and easy to talk to

Written on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Rene for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Counseling so far has lived up to my expectations and has been very helpful

Written on Oct 17, 2020 after therapy with Rene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I don’t know Rene very well yet, but he has been professional, kind, and made efforts to make me feel comfortable even in our first few sessions. He manages to be a straight talker in an encouraging manner, which can be difficult.

Written on Oct 11, 2020 after therapy with Rene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Rene is warm, and makes it easy to open up.

Work with me!