Whilst studying a Bachelor of Arts at Sydney University, Renee discovered her passion for psychology, embarking on a rewarding and enriching pathway to becoming a Registered Psychologist. This pathway included enrolling in a class led by an impressive tutor, who later became her husband of now ten years. They have a young son together and live in the lower Blue Mountains.
Founded in 1998 by colleagues, Riverlands Therapy Services has been owned and operated by Ken and Renee since 2017. Respectful of the quality and long-standing establishment they are now caretakers of, Ken and Renee are committed to promoting and maintaining the quality of health professionalism this service represents, for clients and their referrers who make this business what it is today.
Renee focuses her therapeutic practice and professional development on adult mental health for men and women. Common presenting issues that contribute to Renee’s clinical load are Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, Personality Disorders, interpersonal relationship challenges, development of self, workplace challenges.
With practice origins in Autistic Spectrum assessment and intervention for both children and adults, Renee now provides adult ASD assessment services, informed by a holistic review of developmental, interpersonal and psychiatric history.
Seeking therapy is a brave step for many, and one of the most rewarding elements of Renee’s role as a psychologist is being granted the privilege of hearing people’s story – their innermost thoughts and feelings, the intricacies and complexities that make us the profound individuals we are. Therapeutic rapport is the primary foundation for effective psychological support, but intuitive understanding of well renowned and researched modalities that will assist each client towards an enhanced sense of self and increased quality of life, is a professional responsibility that Renee highly prioritises. Renee works from an attachment framework, with interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), schema therapy and some use of cognitive behavioural therapy influencing her approach, tailored to the needs of the client.
Renee works in Penrith on Mondays & Thursdays, and Blaxland on Tuesdays & Fridays.