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Renee Totten, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! My name is Renee and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. I have over 10 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient, in-home, and crisis stabilization centers. I have had experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, and complex trauma. I also have experience working with depression, self-harm, low self-esteem, and cultural issues.

I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. I work to provide you with the type of treatment that best fits your needs. I also start where you are, and focus on your goals for treatment. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectic behavioral therapy, and solution-focused counseling.

I would describe my style as supportive and engaging, and I am ready to help you. I like to work as a team and collaborate. As a team, together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. I believe in taking it one step at a time, so that we can address your problems head on. We will take our time and work on wellness slowly, holistically, and consistently. I look forward to working with you and accomplishing your goals together.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

VA LPC 0701010474


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Renee Totten. 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 has a very calming, relaxed way of communicating with me. She actively listens to me and then will offer suggestions and advice on how to handle a situation differently than I have in the past. She also gives me ways to redirect my thinking, which is very helpful. I enjoy working with Renee.

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

I've only been in therapy with Renee for 2 sessions. So far, I'm really enjoying the work we're doing. She is thoughtful and professional and kind and strong. Exactly what I needed.

Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Renee is a great therapist. Even from the first session I felt a great lightness. She listens and NEVER takes sides or judges. She is strictly there to listen and help me in accomplishing my goals such as communication etc. Strictly recommend better health and Renee!

Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management