Rene’s therapeutic approach is rooted in the idea that every individual walking into our office already possesses strengths and qualities that are crucial to them reaching their ultimate goals. As a clinician, Rene aims to work alongside patients to help them leverage these strengths into change to create the life they seek. The relationship between the patient and therapist is crucial to that change, along with an environment that is supportive, inviting, and comforting to each individual. Rene believes in meeting patients where they are at without judgment. Rene believes patients of all ages come to therapy as experts in their own life experience and Rene will appropriately customize treatment goals and therapeutic interventions to each individual’s specific needs. Rene utilizes therapeutic modalities that are rooted in client-centered mindsets including cognitive-behavioral (CBT), solution-focused, and motivational interviewing.
Ages Treated | Toddlers, Children, Preteens, Teens, Elders
About Rene Nekic
Rene has worked with child and teen patients in a variety of settings and thoroughly enjoys working with this population. Rene has worked in both elementary and high school settings in public schools as well as therapeutic day schools. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Rene has a high amount of experience with IEPs, 504s, behavioral issues at school and childhood mental health diagnoses that can interfere with school and home life. Rene also has experience working with adults in various life situations dealing with anxiety, depression, and severe/persistent mental health issues.
University of Maryland-College Park, BA,
Social Work University of Chicago, MA, Social Work
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Family Systems Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Strength Based Therapy