Dr. Jessica A. Renz, Psy.D.

Dr. Jessica A. Renz is Co-founder of MindWell NYC and a licensed clinical psychologist. She provides compassionate individual and group psychotherapy services to adult clients experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression in addition to challenges with life transitions and stressors. She specializes in helping women learn skills to incorporate resilience and confidence in their daily lives. She leads MindWell NYC's The Daring Way program based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown and is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF).

Dr. Renz has participated in, consulted to, and co-led trainings for DBT teams and has provided individual and group DBT to adolescents, young adults, and adults. Dr. Renz completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Northwell Health and her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the college counseling center of Rutgers University, where she provided individual and group treatment, crisis assessment and intervention services, and outreach to a diverse campus community. Dr. Renz completed externships at Northwell Health’s adolescent Eating Disorder Day Program, Kings County Hospital, and the counseling center of Hunter College. Dr. Renz is an active member of The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and is part of a global mentoring community called Infinite Family that provides web-based mentoring to South African teens as part of an effort to increase access to support and life skills.

Prior to founding MindWell NYC, Dr. Renz worked as Coordinator of Postdoctoral Training at a practice in New York City where she provided mentoring and supervision to postdoctoral fellows. She earned her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University-Post, M.A. from New York University in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Psychology from University of Florida.

Are you worried you might be suffering from anxiety?

Take our free online Anxiety Questionnaire

This easy-to-use self-administered questionnaire is used as a screening tool and severity measure for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).