Reneé Miranda-Beristain, MS, LPC, NCC
My name is Reneé Miranda-Beristain and I am a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Psychotherapist. My preferred pronouns are she, her, hers.
My goal is to make every client I work with know that I support them unconditionally and believe in their story. Utilizing an integrative approach that incorporates Client-Centered, Feminist, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches allows me both to establish trust within relationships and partner with clients on their journey to healing. I believe in meeting clients where they are and sitting as a thoughtful, curious, and grateful observer as the client determines the direction and pace of therapy.
My current areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, family dynamics, trauma-informed care, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and crisis-intervention. Throughout my years in the field of counseling, I have worked with a diverse range of clients including: children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I have also cherished the opportunity to partner with school districts in an effort to enhance the lives of clients.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree with Honors from National Louis University in 2010 and my Master of Science in Community Counseling from National Louis University in 2014. I completed a mental health internship at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, 40-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training through Mujeres Latinas en Acción, and Domestic Violence Training at Pillars Community Services.
Upon graduating from National Louis, I became a Bilingual Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Therapist at Pillars. While at Pillars, I worked with individual clients, families, significant others, and I created a clinical support group for teenage girl survivors. In January 2016, I transitioned to Resilience (formerly known as Rape Victim Advocates) as a Trauma Therapist and Clinical Intern Supervisor.
I am passionate about the work I do and look forward to working with people from all walks of life.
Reneé trained at the following institutions:
Community Counseling, National Louis University, Chicago, IL
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Nazareth Family Center, Chicago, IL
Pillars Community Services, Western Springs, IL
Mujeres Latinas en Acción, Chicago, IL
Reneé is a member of:
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish.