Renee Smusz, LCSW

Renee Smusz, LCSW2020-03-31T12:05:10-04:00
Renee Smusz LCSW

Renee Smusz, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a therapist I strive to provide a secure and nonjudgmental space that invites others to share in the voyage of self-discovery. I believe a holistic approach to mental and emotional wellness can empower people to change behavioral patterns, strengthen social connections, and address the concerns of the present moment. I view this as a collaborative process in which the individual is the expert on their  own mind, body, and spirit. I am honored to partner with individuals and offer tools, insight and encouragement so that they may feel better equipped to meet life’s challenges with hope and confidence.

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Services Provided

Counseling and Psychotherapy for Adolescents 14+, Adults, Families

Location: Currently Online Only

Master of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA in Psychology/Minor in Women’s Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Mindfulness
Transpersonal Therapy
Hearthmath

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience in the Mental Health field. Prior to joining the Mindly Group, I provided therapeutic support to families of students attending the Wright School, a residential treatment center for children with behavioral and emotional challenges. I have worked with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools as a mental health specialist providing individual therapy to elementary aged children. In my work with children I utilized dynamic brain-based learning principles and play to teach emotion regulation and adaptive coping skills. I also focused on incorporating families in treatment to enhance the child’s social, emotional, and academic functioning while building on the family’s strengths as a unit. I have provided individual therapy in an outpatient setting working with adolescents and adults. In that role I utilized an integrative model, based in science-based practices to help individuals cultivate a more meaningful life. My education, training and experience have made me especially attuned to the complex challenges faced by adults, youth and families. I appreciate working with all individuals and their unique concerns.
Autism
Anxiety
Depression
Grief/Loss
Parenting
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