Dr. Jessica A. Renz, Psy.D.

Dr. Jessica Renz is Co-founder of MindWell NYC and a licensed clinical psychologist. She provides thoughtful and flexible individual and group psychotherapy services to women experiencing symptoms of generalized anxiety, panic, OCD, interpersonal challenges, and depression in addition to challenges with health, life transitions, and stressors. She specializes in helping her clients learn skills to decrease distress and to incorporate resilience and confidence in their daily lives. Informed by experience working with womens' challenges related to shame, relationships, and problematic behavior, she incorporates acceptance and change-based strategies in a forward moving process that helps her clients to be more brave. 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 is a member of The Clinicians Collective and the Women’s Mental Health Consortium. 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. Dr. Renz completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Northwell Health and her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the college counseling center of Rutgers University. 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 earned her Psy.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University-Post, M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Psychology from University of Florida.

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