RENEE HOLOVIAK, LPC, NCC

RENEE IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

If your child or family is struggling, I would love to work with you to overcome those challenges. I combine a client-centered approach, where you set the goals and serve as the expert on your child, with evidence-based interventions tailored to your child’s unique needs. I have a passion for working with children and families, combined with more than a decade of experience in children’s mental health.

Because children often don’t have words for their feelings and inner thoughts, traditional “talk therapy” may not be a good fit for their problems. I am trained to work with children at their developmental level, helping them express their unique needs and thoughts to address the underlying problem. Since children learn through play, I often use play therapy strategies to help them learn new skills, resolve inner conflicts, improve self-esteem, and encourage independence and self-exploration. I have also been trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, which equips me with well-researched tools to help parents deal with behavior problems and improve family relationships.

I have experience working with a wide range of childhood issues, from anxiety and depression to anger and defiance. I have supported families through difficult life experiences such as divorce, loss, deployments, and incarceration, and help children heal from trauma, whether they have experienced many years of abuse and neglect or a single traumatic event.

ACCEPTED INSURANCE PLANS: Medical Assistance (PerformCare only), Highmark Blue Shield, Federal BC/BS, out-of-network insurance plans, self-pay

CREDENTIALS

  • Licensed Professional Counselor since 2016
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University
  • Trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Certified Expert Trauma Professional

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Children & teens (ages 3 and up)
  • Healing from trauma and abuse
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Parenting
  • Behavior issues

THERAPY STYLE

I use  a variety of treatment approaches and individualize therapy for each child:

  • Child-centered play therapy
  • Psychoeducation and skill-building
  • Interventions from Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Trauma-informed approaches
  • Family therapy
  • Behavior analysis

ON A PERSONAL NOTE

I am married and have a puppy and three birds. I LOVE spending time with my family in nature and picnicking. Some of my favorite hobbies include hiking, camping, kayaking, running, and going for long walks. I enjoy traveling to new places to see natural phenomenons and wonders of the earth. I also enjoy reading and being crafty, particularly up-cycling and repurposing old items. I’m fond of farmers markets, antiques, and craft shows.

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