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Renee Doe

Renee Doe, MA, Ph.D Student. Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling

Clients I work with: Couples, adult individuals, and adolescent families

Issues I work with: Trauma, relationships, attachment, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, PTSD, chronic illness, issues related to spirituality and faith, communication, resilience-building, stress, identity, and self-worth.

My practice is focused on working with couples, adult individuals, and adolescent families. I specialize in supporting clients to change ways of relating that are problematic or move past life events that can keep us stuck.

When life brings experiences that overwhelm us and exceed our capacity to work through them on our own, we can find ourselves vulnerable to depression, anxiety, emotional disconnection, illness, or relationship struggles.

Finding ways to have safe contact with ourselves and our loved ones allows us to move through tough experiences with our self-worth and identity strengthened.

As a Couple and Family Therapist I view relationships as the most important resource we have for dealing with pain, trauma, fear, and disconnection. Sessions support couples to create more satisfying patterns of communication, problem-solving and connecting. I am trained in Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, a model proven to be effective in creating lasting relationship change. 

I enjoy working with men of all cultural backgrounds who have difficulty accessing their emotional world and support them to connect head and heart.

I also work with individuals who have experienced stressful situations that involve spirituality and faith. I help individuals explore multiple dimensions of personhood in the context of one’s cultural identity and the complex factors that shape who we are.

Our work will also provide you with practical tools that promote resilience, emotional intimacy, security and connection that can be relied upon in moments of need. My goal is for therapy to serve as a process from which clients can create healing, wholeness and lasting change.

I pay special attention to addressing the whole person.  My clinical orientation is centered on a holistic, mind-body approach that includes addressing somatic issues associated with client concerns. 

Together, we explore practical tools that promote resilience, emotional regulation and healing so the life you want can be within your reach.

My career began in teaching and education. Working with children and adolescents in this setting highlighted the importance of emotional, physical and relational well-being for our ability to move through life with ease and success.

I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. Currently, I am a Doctoral Student in International Psychology at The Chicago School and working towards Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselor. I have also completed additional training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Renee Doe is a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling, working towards Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselor in Virginia. She works under the supervision of Maureen Flaherty, LPC, Approved Supervisor. In the event that clients have any questions or concerns about Renee’s work, her supervisor can be contacted by mail at: 12752 Marblestone Dr, Suite 200, Woodbridge, VA, 22192, by phone on (703) 878-3290, or by email at mflaherty@thecenterforconnection.com.