Renee Best, LGPC, M.Ed, NCC
My primary goal as a therapist is to support you. I want to help you gain insight and understanding, confidence, and a newfound sense of self by providing you with the tools to thrive.
A Note From Renee
I am thrilled you are here and have taken this brave first step to seek therapy! I am looking forward to building a therapeutic relationship with you and to helping you find peace, joy and a zest for life. Talking to a therapist can help you navigate whatever ups and downs life may be throwing your way. Whatever you may be going through, I am here to listen patiently and nonjudgmentally and provide you with perspective, feedback and coping skills.
As a school counselor, I have worked with children, adolescents and their families through a variety of life experiences: family changes, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, gender and sexual identity, body image and self esteem, friendships and social skills, and a variety of academic stressors.
Why I Became a Therapist
I became a therapist because I love meeting and connecting with people and I want to see them living their best lives. I believe in the healing power of therapy and it’s ability to transform our outlook and approach. I became a therapist because I believe therapists are supporters, listeners, and cheerleaders for people who just want to get the most out of what life has to offer!
What I am Passionate About
I am passionate about mental health and wellness and reducing the stigma associated with getting help... because going to therapy is COOL!
Education & Training:
BA Jewish Studies, American University
M.Ed. School Counseling, Loyola University Maryland
Certified Health Coach, Dr. Sears
Children and Adolescents
Grief and Loss
Gender and Sexual Identity
Friendships and Social Skills
Anxiety and Depression
Body Image and Self Esteem