Renee Stewart

Renee Stewart

Renee Stewart
I am Renee Stewart, LMSW a licensed mental health social worker (LMSW) and a graduate of Howard University’s School of Social Work specializing in child and family welfare. My foundational principles to treatment can be found in orientations such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, attachment theory, systems theory, and psychodynamic theory. I believe in order to move forward, sometimes we must reach back. I take a practical approach to treatment with understanding mental and psychiatric implications on behaviors and family systems and I a passionate about building families back to health. I accomplish this by providing psychoeducation and interventions meeting the family and child where they are. I believe when children feel safe and supported, they can do their very best. Likewise, when parents feel safe and supported, they can parent in the best ways. I believe in the power of helping children understand expectations and providing corrective relational experiences as a backdrop to improving mental health outcomes and building responsive relationships across landsapes.
I’ve worked for 5 years as a preschool and head start teacher in the private sector. In 2013 I was asked to work as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant on a new grant in Prince Georges County, Project LAUNCH providing mental health consultation to Pre-K and Headstart teachers in six PG County schools. I’ve assisted with developing evidence-based practices used to measure program effectiveness and model fidelity with the State grant directors and lead researchers from the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. After 2 years of consultant work, I took on the role as my organization’s School based Director supervising clinical staff working with at risk youth and collaborated with school teams to develop a Multitiered System of Support (MTSS) for managing behavioral concerns in schools.
I have completed and reached trainer status in SEFEL (Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning), the Strengthening Families Program, and a Fussy Baby Network Trainer. I can be found lending my knowledge and expertise of Early Childhood Consultation in The Georgetown Model of Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (For School Based Settings) manual. In addition, I have completed trainings to include Play Therapy and Anxiety Disorders in Young Children, Mental Health First Aid for Adolescents and Teenagers, Maternal and Infant Development Seminar at The UMB school of Psychiatry.
I am currently in the process of obtaining my Clinical Social Work license and excited to continue training in play therapy towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. To underscore my social work and mental health career, I plan to attend Law School with a focus in family law. It’s important that I do the work I enjoy doing (therapy), reading books and articles that advance me professionally and humanistically, travel even if for a day or two, and self-care. I have a 12-year-old cocker spaniel, Fiona, and a nephew that I adore along with a close nit support system of family and friends who help me feel supported and grounded enough to do this work.


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