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Renee Best, LCPC, M.Ed., NCC

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Pronouns: she/her/hers

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

Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Emotion Focused Therapy Couples Externship Training (EFT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Children & Adolescents

  • Grief & Loss

  • Gender & Sexual Identity

  • Friendships & Social Skills

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Family Changes

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Body Image & Self Esteem

  • Academic Stressors

  • Education & Learning

  • Coping Skills


  • Eye Movement
    Desensitization &
    Reprocessing (EMDR) 

  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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