Welcome. My name is Renetta Albea-Beard. I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have 20 years of experience in working in the mental health field. I have worked with young adults, physically disabled, 65 and older, middle aged, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, grief and loss, identity, personality disorders, domestic violence, sexual abuse, trauma, and relationship issues.
I am a counselor that 100% believe in meeting all people 'at their current stage in life'. I work with you as a team, as you take the journey to reach your treatment goals. I highly believe in self-determination. I believe each of us are unique with our own individual challenges with the ability to make positive changes. Therefore, I hold a non-judgmental attitude because I believe that if I judge you, that hinders me from assisting you, as well as your ability to be open and honest, in order to go through the process of making positive changes. I hold the attitude that 'it takes strength to reach out for help from a total stranger', therefore, I never see anyone as being weak. My goal is to assist you in developing the skills you need to overcome any situation, problem, or circumstance that you may be facing. I truly believe that "It is OK to not be OK".
I treat everyone with dignity and respect. I am very compassionate, empathetic, patient, and warm. I respect your privacy and your right to self-determination. I am here to listen.
I will support and empower you on your journey. I make contact with all my clients within 24 hours.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
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Amazing Therapist, exceeded expectations. Thanks
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Renetta for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem
Renetta has been exactly what I needed in my life right now. Even in just a few sessions she has helped me to do a tremendous amount of inner work. She is kind and gentle in her approach, really listens to what you have to say, and asks great thought provoking questions
Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Renetta for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes