Dr. Denise Renye

Hi, I'm Dr. Denise. I have a friendly, down-to-earth and professional approach that will put you at ease when talking about sensitive subjects. I have worked directly with people in the areas of sexuality, relationships, states of consciousness, and intimacy. I hold a Masters degrees in Human Sexuality from Widener University (Philadelphia), one of two accredited scholastic programs in human sexuality located in the US.  I also hold both a Masters degree and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, from The California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco), a professional school of psychology that focuses on the the integration of Eastern Philosophy and Western Psychology. I have studied embodied spiritual practices nationally and internationally through research and experiential learning in various parts of India, Europe, Indonesia and South Korea. I have conducted and published research on embodied psycho-spirituality.

My practice and approach has evolved over decades of exploration of study including dance and dance therapy, yoga and yoga therapy, somatic and energy psychology modalities, psychedelic psychotherapy and research, psychoanalysis, Jungian therapy, EMDR, sex therapy, energy modalities, Early Intervention, to name a few.

I have worked with people from all walks of life conducting therapy, coaching, consultation and ritual.  I also have created a program helping people from all socio-economic classes to access insight oriented therapy and coaching (ask me about my Blue Collar Wellness Initiative Program)

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

PUBLICATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Renye, D (May 2014). Conference Aftercare Workshop: Guided Meditation, Conscious Writing, Process Group. Philadelphia, PA. 

Renye, D. (March 2013). Let's Talk about Sex. A workshop and presentation lead through the Counseling and Psychological Services Department at Sonoma State University. Rohnert Park, CA.
Renye, D. (February 2013).Bisexuality: You don't have to pick. A workshop and presentation lead through the Counseling and Psychological Services Department at Sonoma State University. Rohnert Park, CA.
Renye, D. (March 2009). Yoga: The psyche, mind and body treatment for eating disorders. A paper presentation at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association for Women in PsychologyConference in Newport, Rhode Island

Renye, D. (March 2009). For clinicians: Body movement, relaxation and expressive arts. A Wellness Activity and Paper Presentation at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology Conference in Newport, Rhode Island.

Renye, D. (Spring 2011). Book Review: Hanna, J. (2006). Dancing for health: Conquering and preventing psychological stress.  Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press. In Conscious Dancer: Movement for a Better World, 14, 42.

Renye, D, (2012). Spontaneous embodied spiritual experience of movement and being moved: A qualitative analysis  (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Publication no. AAT 3539734)

Renye, D. (April 2008). Body movement and psychological flow. A presentation incorporating the theory and practice of Marion Woodman run though the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at Sonoma State University.Rohnert Park, CA.

 

Dr. Denise Renye, Curriculum Vitae

Education         

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology

August 2006-June 2011

                               California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA                             

                               American Psychological Association Accredited Program

       research: Spontaneous Embodied Spiritual Experience of Movement and Being Moved: A Qualitative Analysis          

 

M.A. Clinical Psychology

August 2006-August 2008

                               California Institute of Integral Studies  

                               

M.Ed. Human Sexuality

January 2005-August 2006

                               Widener University, Chester, PA                      

        Focus: 1-Sexuality and Spirituality; The inclusion of yoga in Addiction and Eating Disorder Treatment

                   2-Partner support for lesbians with breast cancer

                                             

 B.A. Psychology, August 1997-May 2001

                               La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

 

Professional Experience:


Sonoma State University Counseling and Psychological Center

Focus: Mindful Eating, Sexuality, Wellness through Body Movement,
           Brief Psychodynamic, solutions focused and Mindfulness CBT 


Access Institute for Psychological Services

Certification: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


South of Market Mental Health:Department of Public Health Community Behavioral Health Section

Focus: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Expressive Arts, Smoking Cessation

 

The James B. Bryson Institute:Attic Youth Center Center for L/G/B/T/Q/I youth

Focus: Sexual (Mental) Health, development of (bi)sexuality understanding and acceptance, high school outreach

and faith based community outreach

 

Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation:Rainbow Circle and Removing the Barriers Curriculum Work

Focus: Psychoeducational outreach and counseling, curriculum development

 

Friends Hospital:A Comprehensive Behavioral Health System

Focus: Psychoeducation, family and peer counseling, multidisciplinary team 

 

Mazzoni Center: LGBT Health and Well Being 

Focus: smoking cessation, humanistic psychology, multidisciplinary holistic daylongs

 

Women Organized Against Rape

Focus: Hotline and crisis intervention counseling, courtroom advocacy,
and family counseling support groups


Volunteers of America: Integrated Services Supporting Independence

Focus: veteran soldiers support group, workshops on career development, dual diagnosis,
and expressive arts

 

Jessie Autism Project

Focus: Respite care, nutrition/diet/exercise treatment plan development, Applied Behavioral Analysis and
social intervention techniques 

 

New Perspectives Center for Counseling

Focus: Administrative Director 

 

Philadelphia Health Management Corporation

Focus: Program Supervisor, Team Building, Service Coordinator,
Early Interventionist (infant to 3 years old), Applied Behavioral Analysis, Autism

 

Bancroft Neurohealth  

Focus:Rehabilitation Assistant, Women and Rehabilitation from Brain Injury, Gambling and
Substance Addiction Rehabilitation

 

Travel Study

Bali
Focus: Embodied Spirituality and psychology

Holy Hills of Fruska Gora
Focus: Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Mysticism, Psychology and Culture 

India
Focus: Yoga, Meditation, and Sacred Chanting 

Italy
Focus: Cross Cultural Perspectives on Sexuality

South Korea
Focus: Sexuality, Sex Workers, Breathwork

Netherlands
Focus: Working Clinically with Sex Workers and their Clients

 

 

 
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Photo by: In Her Image

 

PSY#28096 Licensed Psychologist