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Renee Kallio, LCPC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a clinical professional counselor licensed in Maryland with over 16 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2003 with my Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling with a focus in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Since graduating, I have worked in community psychiatry outpatient clinics treating clients ages three (3) through adulthood. For the past 12 years, I have focused on treating children, adolescents, and their families. My clients present with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, low self-esteem, self-defeating core beliefs, difficulty with motivation, co-dependence, adjustment issues, and ADHD. I have counseled many who have experienced trauma and abuse.

My counseling style is warm, welcoming, and interactive. The issues on your path are serious. I believe humor is both healing and a way to get around our defense mechanisms. I meet each client at whatever point they are on their journey. This is a journey we take together. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. There are many approaches to therapy. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, client-centered, dialectical behavior, and psycho-dynamic therapies. Additionally, I utilize components of Motivational Interviewing, Eriksonian, and expressive therapies. Treatment can be brief or more long-term. We will work together to tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs.

It takes courage to seek assistance and make changes. I believe each of us has the power to change. If you are ready to embark on your journey, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information


DC LPC PRC200001540

VA LPC 0701010697


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Renee Kallio. 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.

Renee was very helpful in trying to schedule time with me. Unfortunately it did not work for me. She was very understanding and remembered past conversations.

Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Renee for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Renee , has been very helpful to me . Her manner is very kind and understanding. She is a very good listener . I would highly recommend talking with Renee .

Written on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety