“Being empathetic is seeing the world through the eyes of the other, not seeing your world reflected in their eyes”.
Counseling is a process whereby we work together to promote acceptance and change. As a professional in the field for 18 years I have experience in working with individuals facing an array of mental health and substance use issues across many diverse populations. I have helped individuals navigate life issues such as grief and loss, anxiety, stress, trauma, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. I have also facilitated treatment for sexual offenders and perpetrators of domestic violence. I obtained my master’s degree in Counselor Education from SUNY Brockport in May 2002. I received my NBCC certification in 2003, and I obtained NY State licensure in 2006.
I would describe my therapeutic approach as integrative. I meet individuals where they are and try to gain insight and understanding into their worldview. Person-centered approach is primary, focusing on empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard. Motivational interviewing and strength-based theory take center stage. Cognitive-behavioral theory is integrated as appropriate to help facilitate greater understanding and insight regarding challenges and planning for change. Genuineness is important to me. Please do not expect silence or lack of engagement. I will validate thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, but also challenge incongruencies to help facilitate self-awareness.
I am comfortable in all communication platforms, including texts, video chat, phone calls, video conferencing. I have experience in working with clients across all mediums. I look forward to taking the journey with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #000640-01 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
Renee has been very understanding especially for me being a first time tele-counceling individual. She actively listens and talks as if she is engaged with me and does feel very welcoming. I appreciate the multiple formats of communication with her and in today's mobile world is very helpful.
She is amazing!! I definitely feel comfortable speaking to her and opening up about my struggles in life. She is a great listening and has a calm soothing voice that makes you feel at ease and safe.
so far so good we have only had one meeting otherwise so its still to soon to tell how my prognosis is but so far so good