Teresa Renner, MA, LMFT

Teresa Renner, MA, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - LF60135293
Secondary Credential: LMFT - MFC39642
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 16101
Office 1
7700 Pioneer Way #200A
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335 - United States
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The fact that you are looking for a therapist; a person who can support and guide you to a better place within and without deserves acknowledgment. With that said, I believe that you have everything you need within you to heal yourself, and utilize your experiences (even the most challenging) in service to your personal growth. I believe in creating a safe place, and utilizing compassion, intelligence, and humor to allow your own insights to unfold. With in depth training in a number of psychotherapy skills including cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, inner-child work, visualization, meditation, and others I explore with you the best practices and techniques that work with your unique personality, belief systems, and needs. I utilize my training as a fitness professional and nutrition coach to support you in addressing physical challenges that could be contributing to mental and emotional disturbances. Together we will explore your relationship with others and yourself: utilizing the art of self-acceptance, and forgiveness while cultivating increased will power and personal strength and responsibility (the ability to respond effectively). Whether you are seeking help with your interpersonal relationships, or your relationship with yourself, I believe therapy can give you the insight and skills, and offer a safe place to explore and learn about your own capabilities, and to accept all aspects of yourself with compassion and grace. Finding that balance between accepting yourself, and discerning the areas in your life that need your attention and work can offer an incredible freedom and space within. I feel uniquely blessed to be able to support my amazing and inspiring clients on that journey.

Email or Call Teresa Renner, MA, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16101

More Info About My Practice

My Fee is $125 for a 60 minute session, and $175 for a 90 minute session. Most intake (initial) sessions are 90 minutes, and when I work with couples I utilize 90 minute sessions. Payment is due at the time of service, and 24 hours notice is required for cancellation and/or appointment changes, otherwise the full fee will be charged. I accept checks, cash, and credit cards. I do not bill insurance directly (+see below).

I am able to work via telephone and on-line video (such as Skype), and am licensed in both Washington State and California (and have practices in both states).

I do assign homework, reading materials, and request a commitment from my clients that they actively work between sessions on material addressed in session (this is especially true for couples) for maximum successful outcomes.

If my fee is a challenge, yet you feel drawn to work with me, please call me to discuss groups that I offer, and special programs that may offer support at a reduced cost. If I am not able to personally help you, I am committed to assisting you in finding a good fit for you and your budget in the community.

+I have worked in private practice for over 10 years now, and have found it best to not be in direct association with any insurance companies: this assists me in maintaining complete confidentiality and insures the integrity and personal choices of my clients in their own treatment. I will provide a diagnosis page and a "super bill" with the appropriate codes to clients directly, should they like to submit these to their insurance carrier for possible reimbursement (ask your insurance company what your policy reimburses you for "out-of-network" providers).

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression, and general dissatisfaction with the quality of their life experience through utilizing a holistic approach: incorporating physical (diet and exercise), mental (stress reduction CBT), emotional (inner-child, acceptance of feelings, emotional intelligence), and spiritual (existential exploration, meditation, connection to nature, ritual).

    I have special training in working with couples dealing with work/life balance, communication skills, "love languages", infidelity, life transitions, navigating separation/divorce and co-parenting.

    I work with parents and teens regarding family issues, and transitions (to high school, to college, etc).

    I specialize, and have completed a program in integrative nutrition and am a fitness professional: utilizing nutrition and exercise (body movement and awareness) to address mental health issues such as compulsive eating, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I offer nutrition coaching and classes, as well as movement and meditation workshops.

    I have a background in PTSD and working with sexual abuse survivors.

    I provide fitness classes for seniors, and offer health coaching and mental health support to seniors seeking to optimize their retirement years and improve their health and functioning, and support their improved relationships with family and friends (creating and maintaining social support).

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Relations
  • Shamanic Journeying / Psychoshamanic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy

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