Ren Stinson, Ph.D.
Credentialed Health Service Provider
2010 - The University of Iowa, Counseling Psychology
Clinical/Counseling Interests: I approach counseling from existential and mindfulness based theoretical frameworks. Specifically, I often employ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and/or exposure based treatments when appropriate. My clinical specialties include anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, study skills, existential and/or spirituality concerns, and multicultural issues surrounding race, gender, sexual orientation, and social class. I view the therapeutic relationship as a safe place where individuals can authentically express themselves without being judged or discouraged. My goal is to empower individuals to enact change in their lives using a supportive therapeutic relationship and a variety of empirically supported clinical methods.
Multicultural Interests: I have an interest in social justice efforts to prevent gender-based violence using bystander intervention. I am a volunteer for the University of Iowa’s Men’s Anti-violence Council (MAC) located in the Women’s Resource and Action Center. I am also a Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) trainer. Additionally, I have an interest in issues of racial identity development, specifically for multiracial and biracial identified people.
Outreach Interests: I provide outreach programs on study skills, multiracial identity, gender-based violence prevention, bystander intervention, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and general mental health concerns.
Professional Affiliations: I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.