Renee Lozano, MSSW, LCSW obtained her Bachelor of Behavioral Science in Psychology in 1980 and her Masters of Science in Social Work (MSSW) in 1985. She received her EMDR training by the EMDR Institute beginning in 1998 and became a Certified EMDR therapist in May, 2006 and Approved Consultant in EMDR in 2017
Renee’s clinical background includes working in the mental health and law enforcement fields prior to private practice. She worked at a Women’s Shelter before and during graduate school and then pursued her interest in police work by joining the Dallas Police Department in 1985, first serving in patrol and then the Psychological Services Division, which provided training and counseling to Dallas police and firefighters. She made the decision to go into full time private practice in 1989. She met her husband Art while at DPD; he found the mental health field interesting and understood the need for law enforcement and military personnel and families to have access to counselors who understood their unique stressors. He decided to obtain his MSSW degree and license while finishing his last couple years with DPD. He retired with twenty years with DPD in 1992 and joined Renee in private practice. After several years he retired from private practice to utilize his clinical skills, knowledge and abilities in important and different realms of mental health services, including but not limited to helping returning soldiers at Ft. Hood.
Renee selected EMDR therapy as the therapy of choice to help her traumatized clients achieve more complete mental, emotional and physical resolution to their trauma symptoms. It accesses and often heals the physiological elements of trauma symptoms that Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can’t fully address. CBT is an excellent and recommended therapeutic approach but in Renee’s experience it doesn’t go far enough. Neurological researchers are learning more & more about how the brain processes traumatic memories and therefore there are several good therapeutic approaches to helping people heal. However, EMDR was one of the early brain/body therapies that continues to gain clinical research validity. Renee got her initial training when it was still a “new kid on the block” therapy and she has chosen to become as proficient in it’s use for multiple mental health client needs instead of being trained in but less proficient in several therapies. Now it’s been over twenty five years since EMDR was first introduced and the EMDR community is happy to see so many therapists now discovering it’s effectiveness and getting trained so we can collectively help more people resolve their pain.
In her free time Renee enjoys spending time with Art, friends, dining out, movies, walking and spending time with her dog, Mya.
The current office location is in Southlake, in the Georgetown Park complex at 2485 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite, 180. See the contact page for more details.