I am licensed in Virginia with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, motivation, self esteem, and confidence as well as numerous other concerns. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
VA LPC 0701005357
I very happy to have been matched with Renee. She’s helped me through some tough times and has had lots of knowledge and helpful information navigating my pregnancy. Thanks so much for all your help!
Written on Oct 24, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Renee has been absolutely amazing! She’s really helped me figure out some things that have changed the way I handle conflict at their core. Her advice has helped me with the way I view myself and my abilities, and I couldn’t possibly say enough good things about her!
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Her experience is obvious in the first session. She hits the mark and gives you advice you can begin using immediately. You don’t need to have a few sessions with her to find out if she will be able to help you or not. I knew during the first session she was the therapist I needed. I highly recommend her!
Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues
I feel very understood and supported!
Written on Sep 01, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Renee is such a gem! She is kind, tenderhearted and a great listener! She gave wise advice and regularly checked in on me.
Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Not only is Renee Giegel an excellent therapist, she listens, she understands the process of trust, she doesn’t act like a robot, she is human and shares human life to ensure you receive quality therapy.
I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t see her checking in on me. She is patient and kind, she is everything that I’ve never had in a therapist. She is a lifeline that goes everywhere with me 24 hours a day. She responds. She gets to know you so that she better knows how to help. Renee is BetterHelp.
I’ve recommended BetterHelp to numerous people when they are in situations that I don’t want to even try to play therapist. I can be supportive but I am not a therapist, that why I recommend you.
Thank you Renee-you are a big part of why life is just better
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue