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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149-022441
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 Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Rene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
He is great
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 just gets it!
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 listens to me and is helping me tremendously!
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
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 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 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 08, 2021 after therapy with Rene for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder