I have been a social worker for more than 30 years and enjoy working with people when they are struggling with an issue. The thought that I will be part of your journey is exciting for me. I have worked 15+ years with adults and children experiencing chronic illness and another 10 years working with the TX Army National Guard. In working with the military, I had the honor of working not only with the Service member or Veteran, but also with their family members. Regardless of who I have worked with, there are some specific areas I have addressed. These areas include: grief and loss, depression, difficulty adjusting to a new situation or event. Many things take adjustments, even things that are "good" and we are excited about. These might include marriage, going off to college, a new job or a new baby. Others may or may not not be as exciting for us, things like: moving, separations, death and many more. Often we need a little support to help make the adjustment go as smoothly as possible.
My counseling style is easy going and supportive. I believe it is most effective to examine where you are now and where you want to go. I help my clients build a path from one to the other, if you don't know where you want to go we can explore that together. At times we might look into the past and see how that is affecting where you are but it often is not critical to moving forward. I am happy to work with anyone who wants the support I have to offer. I have no hesitancy when working with any race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification or other "labels" we put on people. It is my personal belief we all have value and something special to offer this world, we have the right to be in the best place possible to bring that forward.
I have a Master's degree from the University of Texas and am Certified by the National Association of Social Workers as a Military, Veteran and Trauma Clinical Social Worker (MVF-CSW). I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Deployment Related Trauma (CPT). In addition I offer Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), solution focused therapy and many more. I am sure we can find a fit for you and your needs.
In addition to the Specialties listed below, I have significant experience with the following:
Military Trauma - particularly around Deployment Issues
Adjustments to new issues
I hope to hear from you soon!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #21610 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
She’s been helping me on/off for the past two years, and I am very grateful. I've had really bad experiences before, but Renee is patient and really hears my concerns. She genuinely cares and gives sound advice and direction in helping me!
Renee is fantastic.
I am grateful the counselor I selected at the start was unavailable. I was matched with Renee and immediately felt like I was talking with someone who cared. I had no clue where to start after allowing life to pile up but she has professionally guided our sessions and leaves me feeling at peace. Thank you!!
Renee is always very supportive and encouraging.
Renee has been wonderful. I have been dealing with, I guess you could say, a rough career transition, as well as other life transitions, and I was very anxious and stressed out. Renee has been very validating, and very useful as far as helping me see that even though I feel like a basket case, I am just a person navigating my life. She has a very calming presence. Speaking with her is similar to speaking with a good friend who will help you and tell you the truth about your problems.
Such a great lady! Very encouraging and easy to talk to.
From the short time I have been consulting with Renee, I have been feeling much better and making progress. She is a kind, gifted counselor and I am so lucky to have been connected with her.
Talking to Renee is like talking to your saner, wiser friend.
Renee was great assistance to me. She is professional, respectful, and did not show any judgment, only support. In my situation I mostly needed to vent and she provided room for that and very helpful tips. She provided validation for what I was feeling. I particularly enjoyed the tips she sent to all patients every week or two. It was a reminder that she was there if needed but also had a lot of useful thought provoking information which I found helpful. My toolbox for dealing with depression and stress is more full now.
Renee is great! She is always sending me articles or activities/ideas to help me! She is very easy to talk to!
Renee is quite possibly one of the best therapists I’ve ever worked with. She has identified things in ways that I haven’t thought of, and offers a great perspective and insight on how I can address certain issues in my life. This has been a wonderful experience.
Renee has been very helpful. She has taken the time to get to know my concerns and then is addressing them as we go along in a very timely manner.
Renee is great. She’s helped me with a multitude of issues. I feel more at peace with myself than I’ve EVER felt!! She’s even helped me rebuild many family relationships that I thought were beyond repair.
Renee was very timely and thoughtful in her responses and gave great tips and resources to help with my questions.
Renee has so many qualities that make her an effective counselor, but something that I feel wasn't highlighted in previous reviews is her level of expertise. Her level of experience and training is constantly evident in my sessions with her. I have never had more confidence in a mental health professional's qualification to be of real assistance to somebody than I have in Renee. That does not mean she is going to sit down and tell you that she can solve all of your problems -- it means that she has the knowledge and ability to help a person in the way that they need it at a given time -- meeting them where they are at. Sometimes that may mean listening more than speaking. Sometimes that may mean getting a conversation back on track when she senses you deviating. Sometimes that means having you do a worksheet and following a protocol. But that's what I think is so valuable about her - she is adaptable and effective in a variety of therapeutic techniques. While I was concerned about how much this service cost per month, any hesitation was put to rest after my first session with Renee. In my experience, I have gotten more out of a few sessions with Renee than I have gotten out of over a year with other counselors -- she's that good and absolutely worth the price of this service.
Renee has been a great help to me since I started using this app. She has been extremely supportive, gives great advice, and she is a great listener.
Renee was great. Very timely in her responses to my email and offered good counsel. Definitely recommend.
Renee really is awesome. She really knows how to bring out what’s going on and gives steps to solve and be able to cope with the situation at hand. I look forward to our sessions each week.
She's amazing. She helped me pull through many difficult situations. She listened very well and responded on a timely manner with everything. I highly recommend her.
I’m extremely impressed with how professional she is. I wish I had met her 10 years ago!
Renee has helped me in more ways than I thought would be possible. She has helped me open my mind to other possibilities, as well as building myself.
Renee has been a beacon of light in a very stormy 4 months.
Renee has been a huge help for me. She helped me to find a psychiatrist in my area and encouraged me to seek options I was avoiding for years. Always caring and understanding she is great at her job.
Renee has been very helpful and has offered a variety of support to me. I definitely recommend her!
I didn't see any hope for my situation before I met Renee. I was very codependent, powerless, and afraid. She really helped me to step into my own power and take back control of my life. I noticed I started being less afraid and more willing to speak about my feelings after talking to Renee. After being quiet for so long, it changed my life immensely. I owe her more thanks than she'll ever know, and I'll never forget her.
She is super helpful and very patient. She’s also very sincere with her responses. Some of her techniques seemed like they wouldn’t work but when I tried them out the problem seemed to instantly disappear. I couldn’t be more grateful for that.
I feel as if Renee has provided me with so much help in such a short amount of time. I have been in counseling many years prior, and it wasn't always easy for me to open up and be honest about things that are bothering me. Luckily Renee has made it so easy for me to open up. I would definitely recommend her. She has helped me out greatly.
She is amazing, and very patient. Renee was able to get on a real level with me and help me overcome my grief.
Renee is easy to talk to and a great listener. She offers insightful, practical guidance, shares useful resources, and asks questions that help you to understand yourself and your situation better. I have enjoyed working with her the last few weeks.
Love Renee Senn! She has helped me so far with my issues, the different worksheets as well as some exercises have really made a difference. I have only talked to her in a short period of time but can tell she will be my go to therapist when I need some help.
I was paired up with Renee and she is awesome! She clearly has a lot of experience with a range of issues and severity of said issues. I appreciate the quickness of her response time, as well as her understanding of my pace. I will continue working with Renee for as long as I feel I need and I'm very happy to have a therapist I can finally trust.
Renee is attentive, supportive and knowledgeable. Her recommendations and insight are always helpful and practical.
Renee was most helpful.
Excellent therapist--very supportive and encouraging.
Renee is very helpful and has great listening and problem solving options.
So far I have had two sessions with Renee Senn. I can say that she is a good listener and able to demonstrate empathy.
She is so supportive and sends me practical articles, links and worksheets. If I'm out of touch for a day, she reaches out and I love that she cheers me on. I feel a lot of support from her and like the practical tips and suggestions!
She has been very undestanding of my issues and has help to guide me in the right direction.
Dr. Renee has been so helpful with the loss of long time friend and now is helping with my father fighting cancer. I highly recommend her to anyone and everyone.
This is my first counselor and so far it's working out. I would recommend if you want a pragmatic approach.