Renee Ridolfi, LCSWA


My Approach

It takes courage to seek support from a therapist, which is why I work to create a space that is safe and affirming for my clients to be and explore who they are. I operate from a place of anti-oppression and radical empathy, and I believe you are the expert of your own life. Therapy should be a collaborative process that fosters growth, so I partner with clients to find opportunities to become the most authentic version of themselves, live a meaningful life, and achieve their goals.

I specialize in working with adolescents, and my approach is grounded in the belief that relationships can promote healing. I utilize a variety of therapy modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I know that our pain and suffering can also live in our bodies, so I approach therapy through a trauma-informed lens and may incorporate mindfulness techniques in our work together.

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  • Services Provided

  • Education

    Master of Social Work, The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
    Master of Education, University of Missouri, St. Louis
    Bachelor of Arts, DePaul University

  • Experience

    During my graduate career, I worked in high schools with adolescents experiencing a variety of presenting concerns, meeting in both an individual and group setting. I have worked with both special education and general education students in eliminating the barriers to success through mental health interventions. Through that experience, I sought out training in Motivational Interviewing, ACT, and DBT, and I hold a Trauma-Informed Certificate from The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. I have also attended trainings in Restorative Justice and seek opportunities for anti-racist education and action in my work.

    Prior to my experience in the mental health field, I worked with at promise youth in education for almost a decade as a fifth grade teacher and nonprofit professional. Through that work, I learned the importance of collaborating with children and adolescents, families, community stakeholders, and systems in order to create pathways to expanded opportunity, particularly in our most marginalized communities.

  • Insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance and HMO plans)

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