Renee  Podunovich
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Renee Podunovich

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Colorado, Utah Accepting Online
Cortez Accepting In-person
Updated October 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Peak performance
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Women's issues
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Renee is licensed in CO and UT. She works with women and specializes in trauma recovery, EMDR therapy, somatic modalities and creative processes that help build a capacity to meet challenges as an opportunity for growth. She offers caring, compassionate support and focused guidance to help people trust their own inner wisdom and self-healing abilities and make lasting changes in their lives.

Renee has practiced EMDR therapy since 2008. EMDR can reduce symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, performance anxiety & other difficult life challenges. It can also improve skills in performance & creativity (for professional athletes, performers, business professionals, public speakers), mindfulness, stress reduction, confidence, personal growth and overall health & wellness.

Renee believes optimal wellness comes from feeling connected to our essential nature within and to the larger world around us. She specializes in modalities that help you to find your own centered, wise self and to identify the opportunity for growth that is present in any life challenge. She utilizes somatic or body centered modalities that connect the mind-body for effective & lasting results including: EMDR, Mind-Body Bridging, Somatic Experiencing, Safely Embodied, Mindful Self Compassion, guided imagery & creative expressive therapies. She has a background in mindfulness meditation techniques including Vipassana or Insight meditation.

Whether you are in a period of difficult transition or wanting to deepen your connection to your creative process and build positive resources, Renee provides a safe environment where your wisdom and needs are put first.


Message to clients

Hello! Thank you for your interest in working with me. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

I have a BA in Sociology and Human Services and a MA in Clinical Counseling. I have worked in human services for over 25 years and have been in private practice for 16 years.

I am interested in health and holistic wellness, dance and movement, sustainable living, and innovative designs and solutions.

I am also a freelance writer and author. My mind-body connections articles are featured at Therapy Today, and at my website where I focus on articles for building resilience, mindfulness and well-being, as well as resources for trauma recovery and managing anxiety.

Client Feedback:

“My favorite Renee-ism is: ‘Find the opportunity in the crisis’. My experience with Renee has been one of authentic collaboration. She facilitates soulful introspection as well as sound theoretical insight. She is a mentor of the highest caliber!” – MT

“I was very hesitant to come and get counseling. When I finally came, Renee made me feel immediately comfortable. She has helped me to overcome my anxiety and depression, allowing me to just be happy again.“- JL

“Renee helped me start down the road to overcoming my anxiety and changing the way I live. The changes we made in just a few short months were more than I could have hoped for. I now believe I have the tools, understanding and outlook on life that will serve me well for the future.” – SP


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Peak performance - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Bright HealthCare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am - 5pm (5pm appts if available)
  • Wed 10am - 5pm (5pm appts if available)
  • Thu 10am - 5pm (5pm appts if available)
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Utah)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am - 5pm (5pm appts if available)
  • Wed 10am - 5pm (5pm appts if available)
  • Thu 10am - 5pm (5pm appts if available)
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Cortez practice
321 E North St., Cortez, Colorado 81321
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am - 5pm (5pm appts if available)
  • Wed 10am - 5pm (5pm appts if available)
  • Thu 10am - 5pm (5pm appts if available)
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Mind-Body Connections Counseling, LPC, 2008 - Present

EDRIA, EMDR II, 2008
Adams State University, MA Clinical Counseling, 2006


Licensure

Colorado: 0005872

Utah: 8397688-6004


Languages

English