My goal is to offer compassionate, nonjudgmental, and supportive therapeutic services to help you achieve your goals in a safe environment. Needs do not exist within a vacuum and therefore I take into consideration each client’s experiences, family dynamics, and upbringing in treatment. Therapy is a personal journey where the therapist-client relationship is most important, therefore I strive to establish an honest and warm working relationship with each client.
I utilize a multi-technique approach combining techniques from Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as Play Therapy for my younger clients. I have advanced training in trauma and have had successful outcomes for clients of all ages. I address various needs including trauma, grief and loss, suicidal thoughts, behavioral issues, relationship issues, fertility, as well as problems related to depression, anxiety, anger, and stress.
Psychedelics are a powerful tool in facilitating therapeutic breakthroughs. My clients have been successful in processing traumatic events and treating depression, anxiety, substance use, and/or PTSD through Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions. In my practice I offer preparation and integration sessions as well, before and after Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions.
I have been working as a mental health therapist since 2011 and have been working with Ketamine in my therapy practice since 2017. I attended Rutgers University – New Brunswick for both my undergraduate (BA) and graduate degrees (MSW). I have worked in different therapeutic settings, including: therapeutic foster care homes, a group home for youth struggling with trauma, school settings from preschool through high school, and now private practice. I am a board member of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners (ASKP3).
I also work as a life coach for mothers of young children who identify as type-A and struggle with balancing all the roles we are tasked with in motherhood. You can find me in that role on Instagram (@RemediesWithRena).