OUR JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE
LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF
I'm Renee - a Licensed Professional Counselor, Family Preservation Therapist, Life/Relationships Coach, and Parent Educator. I have worked in these fields for more than 25 yrs. Working with people in both the therapeutic and educational environment inspires me to continue to grow, learn, and be open to new perspectives. It's important to remember there are no absolutes (except maybe in science & math)!
I am one of a small handful of mental health professionals that provides services through all 4 venues.
- 1) - By Distance services using phone or
- 2) - By webcam
- 3) -face to face traditional office visits at my shared clinic
- 4) -In-Home. I am willing to travel to you up to ten miles either from the clinic or my home (whichever is closest).
Relating to the fourth venue of services – where the therapist comes into your home for sessions, the best preparation comes from being trained and certified in the successful program model that has been around many years. It is called the "Family Preservation Therapy" Model. I am both certified and have over 5 yrs exclusively practicing in & supervising the program. It is really the best way to get the whole picture & dynamics of the family and to be able to interface with clients’/family’s with maximum success in their own natural environments where most problems exist.
I love working with people and hearing what it is about themselves or their life situations that they would like to see changed and what they like about their lives. Showing clients that they can use their strengths to make the changes, I see the positivity in people and like to help them set goals and actions to get to where they'd like to be emotionally, mentally, physically, in their career pursuits, relationships, spiritually, and the different roles they assume in their lives....I believe that the combination of my skills, knowledge, and personality as the professional and the client/clients motivation and commitment working as a team is the basis for effective and powerful work!
It's important to remember though that I cannot want more for you than you want for yourself. I am an active therapist & use articles, worksheets, and home exercises or reading to supplement our sessions. I fairly expect my clients to be fully engaged in their sessions. I share my knowledge, philosophies, tools, strategies, and education with them, and they then apply that as they see fit to their particular situations. There is no “one” right way, but there are different ways of doing things that will lead to better results and outcomes for ourselves. The team approach is what sets the stage for a successful, therapeutic, working relationship and positive outcome.
"We all have 'Our Journey Through Life' to take and call our own". ~ Renee
Renee Murphy-Hughes ReachesKenosha WI