René is a Professional Counseling Intern in her second year of Bowie State University’s Counseling Psychology graduate program. A native of Jamaica, and a mental and emotional health advocate, she has a passion to help, advise, and inspire others like herself who grew up believing that counseling, therapy, and asking for help only had negative stigmas around them. She also encourages people to find their voice and take pride in their individuality, a lesson that she constantly strives to teach herself.
She is a mental and emotional health advocate who strongly believes that mental/emotional health should be promoted and talked about more, especially in Black and Brown communities. She believes that self-care is the best care and that the second we choose to better ourselves, the world around us becomes better too. Distinguishing the problem from the person, she strives to help people walk through the steps necessary to reach their happiest and most influential selves, and believes that the key to unlocking a better future starts with us. Therefore, creating a safe space for others is of great priority.
In her spare time, René enjoys unwinding in bed, watching anime, eating good food, and going out with her friends and loved ones.