Renee Swanson AMFT
Renee Swanson, AMFT
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
Hello and welcome! My name is Renee, and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Life is such a journey of ups and downs and twists and turns. I can certainly attest to that! I have had a passion for psychology, interpersonal relationships, and understanding how people think, feel, and behave for as long as I can remember. Although I took a circuitous route in arriving in this clinical setting, along the way I gained valuable and pertinent life experiences to aid me in my current work. I graduated from Pepperdine University with a master’s in clinical psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. Previously, I worked with clients at an inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation center. Although substance abuse and addiction were the main reasons for my clients seeking support, my work also included addressing mental health issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Prior to my life in this field, I graduated from law school, worked as a Certified Nutrition Consultant, and owned a small retail business.
Currently, I work with individuals, couples, and partners as they navigate the effects of sex and pornography addiction. As a therapist, it is my philosophy is that each client is unique and should have a unique therapeutic experience tailored to meet their specific needs and goals. My role is to collaborate with the client and walk beside them as they determine their next steps in life. I believe each client deserves respect, non-judgmental support, and an empathetic recipient of their life stories. Whether your position is as a person who lives with sex addiction or as a partner who has experienced betrayal trauma, I will offer support and hope as we determine the appropriate and workable course to help you maneuver through difficulties and challenges, create more balance and peace, and discover tools to live life with more joy. I work in an integrative manner, which means I utilize tools from different types of therapy including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, relational, and acceptance and commitment.
If you think we might be a good fit, let’s set up a consultation so that we may discuss what you are looking to gain from therapy.