Hi! I'm Rennie. I specialize in adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety and have difficulty feeling fulfilled in their lives.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Conshohocken, PA
Many of my clients report symptoms of anxiety including: hypervigilance, difficulty sleeping, trouble relaxing, worry or rumination, nausea, nightmares and shortness of breath. Oftentimes anxiety symptoms play on an anxiety/depression loop, where we might experience anxiety for many days followed by a low energy depression. I help clients navigate these symptoms and learn in-real-time strategies for coping. We also work to get a sense of where the anxiety is coming from.
I work often with individuals who have experienced traumatic events such as: rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, war, emotional abuse, domestic violence, religious trauma, and many other experiences. I often tell clients that trauma memories are like carrying around a big boulder on our shoulders. We can't erase memories, but we can make them feel more like a pebble in our pocket. We work to identify current symptoms and reprocess in a way that makes life more fulfilling.
I have extensive training in treating Trichotillomania (Hair pulling disorder) and Excoriation Disorder (compulsive skin picking) in children, adolescents, and adults. I utilize a combination of evidence-based behavioral therapies and recognize that every BFRB is unique to the individual. I provide a gentle, encouraging approach to treatment. We explore not only the pulling/picking/biting behavior but the underlying feelings behind the behaviors.
I treat individuals suffering from mild to extreme OCD: Contamination, Harm, Symmetry/Order, and Purely Obsessional. I utilize evidence based treatments such as exposure and response prevention and cognitive behavioral therapy. These techniques I have found to be most helpful in the immediate and long term of a client's treatment. My approach is evidence-based, compassionate, relatable, and nonjudgemental.