Renee Desaulniers, LMHC, LCD, CCDP

Clinical Therapist

Renee Desaulniers, LMHC, LCD, CCDP

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Renee has over thirty years of experience as a therapist and has worked with many different populations. She developed an early interest in psychology and the motivating factors behind decisions during childhood. After working for establishments like the Groden Center, the Ladd Center and DCYF, Renee took a positon at the Eleanor Slater psychiatric hospital working as a forensic psychologist, where she remained until 2013. She also stared at Meadows Edge in 2007 as a counselor and ran their family program.

Her wealth of experience in different areas allows her to be flexible in treating a variety of populations Renee employs a mix of cognitive behavioral therapies, mostly Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and has found great benefits to motivational interviewing in addiction treatment.

She enjoys the gratification of watching people’s lives transform for the better, and enjoys seeing the small successes in outpatient treatment. “My goal is to help my clients realize that they want to take action and give them the tools to do so.”

In her spare time, Renee enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, ice skating, cycling, and rollerblading. She also like to stay updating in her field by reading and attending seminars.

Renee received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree from Rhode Island College.