• Renee Lackey

    “Life is short. Time is fast. No replay. No rewind. So, enjoy every moment as it comes.” Ana Gomez.

    Children and teens often struggle with low self-esteem, behavioral and emotional issues, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, and trauma. Parents want their children to be happy, and it can sometimes be hard to understand the root of a child’s struggle. Being a parent is hard work. I want work with you as a parent to help contain your pain and provide a path for growth, build a stronger relationship with your child/teen, develop skills to be an effective parent, and work directly with your child/teen to help understand their feelings, needs, and to build resilience.

    I specialize in children and teens and have received training in EMDR and the integration of EMDR and Play Therapy for children. I place a large emphasis on building relationships and creating a safe place with empathy and compassion. I use various treatment approaches to meet my clients specific needs.

    Being your true self is a beautiful thing to strive for and achieve. Often, we must sit in the most challenging parts of our struggles to know what our healthiest life could be. I know how difficult it can be to ask for help, and I don’t take that for granted. Please allow me to assist in this therapeutic process.

    I recently graduated from Northwestern University with a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling.  I am originally from Arkansas but spent several years in New York City and Chicago. My experience as an ESL teacher and raising my son inspired me to work with children and adolescents. Through my experience of working with children and adolescents, I have developed a passion for working with parents and families.

    I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and our two fur babies when I am not in session. My favorite activities include being outside, exercising, traveling, seeing live shows, sports, discovering new restaurants, cooking, baking, reading, and volunteering at my son’s school.


    You can email Renee directly at [email protected]