Please note that Renee is not accepting new clients at this time
Change begins by starting where we are
WHO I AM
I believe in building relationships as the key to well-being. Who we both are in the world and how we interact will be crucial for our work together; I am a queer white settler who makes every effort to create a brave space for personal growth for each of my clients.
As a Registered Doctoral Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists (#1124), I have extensive training in effective psychotherapy techniques that help my clients develop more effective coping strategies, heal from symptoms of mental illness, process traumatic experiences, and/or otherwise work on mental and relational wellness.
SERVICES I OFFER
If you are seeking to improve your well-being and develop more effective coping strategies, I am here to support and guide that journey. Through evidence-based, relational techniques, I will work with you to identify, explore, and work through stuck points in your life to create the life you want to live.
In my work, I focus on teaming up with folks who are:
Queer and trans folks seeking support with navigating cissexism and heterosexism
Queer and trans folks wanting to work on general therapy goals with a queer therapist
Anyone seeking trauma-specific therapy after experiencing sexualized violence
People who are or have been sex workers, whether or not their work is the focus of therapy
Individuals seeking sex therapy broadly, and more specifically concerns with pain and/or anxiety with sex or other functioning concerns
Individuals wanting a therapist who is kink-informed and polyamory-informed
I also have experience working with:
People who have experienced relationship traumas (of various kinds, including survivors of sexualized violence)
People who have difficulties with mood dysregulation, including depression and anxiety symptoms
People with symptoms of psychosis
Adults of all ages, including older adults
People with sexual behaviours that seem out-of-control
People who use substances and may want support to modify their use or stop using
*NOTE* At this time, I am only accepting individual clients--I do not currently offer collaborative relationship therapy (couples' therapy)
Identity exploration may be its own therapy goal, or it may come up at any point during therapy for other reasons. Whether you are just feeling pulled to seek support in exploring yourself further, or the work we do together leads you there, exploring identity can be beneficial. For those who are in transition in life in the many ways it may look, I offer space to explore the multifaceted nature of change. We may process grief and loss, celebrate new beginnings, make space for anger, identify areas of continued growth and sift around in what may be exciting and scary possibilities.
Some transitions that I am here to explore:
The beginning or end of a relationship
A career change
An exploration of social position (such as racial identity, sexual orientation, or gender identity)
Changes associated with aging, bodily changes, or health status
As a mental health professional, I have offered consultation to various groups on developing and maintaining mental well-being. I also have a Master's of Education Degree in Human Sexuality Studies and have experience offering sexuality workshops of various kinds.
Examples of workshops I have led:
Well-Being in the Time of COVID-19
Working with Sex Workers as a Psychologist
Non-Monogamy in Our Clients
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity for Clinicians
Developing Healthy Boundaries