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.
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
VA LPC 0701010474
Renee is awesome! She is helping through a difficult time in my life.
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I was really nervous about doing online therapy and being matched with someone I did not know. Renee reached out to me and communicated with me before our first video session. I was still unsure just because this is a new process, but she made me feel at ease relatively quickly. After one session I already started to feel better. She is an active listener, she is patient, she offers solutions that are doable when you are overloaded. I have felt listened to and genuinely cared for, even though I barely know her. I love that she helps me to focus on what I can control and offers steps and tools to move forward. I honestly believe this was a perfect match and highly recommend her services.
Written on Aug 18, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I’m looking forward to this journey and excited it’s with Renee!
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Renee has been such a blessing in my life. She has helped me identify ways to prioritize my work and home life, and has had invaluable insights into the challenging relationships in my life.
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have not yet had a full video session, but she takes initiative sending me messages asking about how I’m doing and offering advice. I look forward to our upcoming appointment
Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
I’ve only had one session with Ms. Totten but felt completely at ease, heard and understood. I think Ms. Totten had an excellent grasp on identifying my issues/concerns and quickly helped me set some goals and came up with a plan to move forward. Highly recommend.
Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Renee for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem