Renee Caronia, LPC, LCADC, ACS

My counseling journey began over 10 years ago when I started working at a Women's Shelter and a Domestic Violence Safe House for the LGBTQIA+ community while attending Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Since then, I have gained experience providing individual and group counseling to individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) in both Supportive Living and Partial Care Program settings.

After receiving my License as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and my License as a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), I have held various leadership positions. I served as a Clinical Director at a mental health and addiction treatment center, where I oversaw the clinical department's operations and development. I also worked as a Program Director at an Intensive Outpatient Program specializing in treating eating disorders. 

My diverse background has equipped me with the expertise to assess and determine appropriate care for individuals. I am skilled in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, addiction, and co-occurring disorders.

I place significant emphasis on establishing a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. I firmly believe that trust and safety are essential for clients to feel comfortable exploring their struggles and initiating change. I understand the vulnerability required in therapy and strive to create a secure and supportive environment.

In my counseling practice, I utilize a person-centered approach, cognitive-behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). These evidence-based modalities allow me to tailor treatment to the unique needs and goals of each individual.

I believe my dedication, insight, and compassionate approach make me a valuable resource for clients seeking guidance and support on their journey towards healing and personal growth.