Renee A. Rossi
she / her / hers
Anxiety & Panic
Trauma & PTSD
(UPMC coming soon!)
Who I Help
Making that first call feels like failing. You have "no time for therapy"--you're already spread thin. You've tried everything, but nothing seems to be working. And even when it does, it's only for a moment. You are ready to feel like you are thriving instead of merely surviving. ...It's a little terrifying to think about diving into the things weighing you down though, right? Ask yourself this (and be honest!): "Can I keep going like I am now? And if I do, what will that look like?" Change occurs when--despite the discomfort and not quite knowing how you'll get there--all you know is you can't keep doing what you're doing.
I help folks across the lifespan who are ready to take that first step. (I would even argue that reading this is a first step!)
Here's the thing--you don't have to do it alone. By having a shared conversation, we will both put the work in to help you reach your goals.
I help individuals, couples, and families feel more present, fulfilled and engaged--both with themselves and the world around them.
How I Help
I've been told by many clients that I really hear them. I believe in asking YOU what you'd like to gain from therapy and asking YOU about your goals--not just creating goals based on a diagnosis. I believe in taking the time to investigate what that diagnosis means to you and encouraging you to be an active part in treatment planning and creating interventions.
I don't talk "at" you--I talk "with" you. I want you to be an active part of the discussion.
I use a combination of therapeutic approaches based on what may work best for you and what you are comfortable with. I primarily pull from components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Person-Centered, Mindfulness-Based, and Strength-Based. It's important to me that everything we do remains culturally sensitive and trauma focused as well.
What Can You Expect?
I believe in being "real" and informal, and making you feel comfortable. Laughter, making faces or noises are all acceptable ways to express emotions! I welcome you to bring coffee (or water or tea!) and sit wherever you feel comfortable in the room. It doesn't matter how old you are--you can color or draw, or just sit back and drink your coffee while we chat. I have a laid back style and it's important to me that my therapy room is a comfortable, relaxing environment.
When I'm not at Open Space CCW, you may also find me...
Watching my kids play sports, reading a good book, or watching Netflix.
Call us for your free phone consultation, click the link above to schedule online, send us a message via our contact form below, or email us to get started.