Renee Best, LCPC, 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 & Adolescents
Grief & Loss
Gender & Sexual Identity
Friendships & Social Skills
Anxiety & Depression
Body Image & Self Esteem