Are you ready to let go of limiting patterns? Would you like to reconnect to vitality in your life? Do you wish to open up to new possibilities? Get ready to engage at a new level!

A Little Bit About Me:


Renee Podunovich



I am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor offering psychotherapy in Salt Lake City, UT.

Get help with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, difficult life transitions and overcoming fears.

Improve confidence, sports or professional performance, mindfulness, and Build resiliency, health and positive personal growth skills.

I offer caring, compassionate support and focused guidance to help people come into balance with their own inner wisdom and self-healing abilities and to make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives.

I believe optimal wellness comes from feeling connected to our essential nature within and to the larger world around us. I specialize in modalities that help you to find your own centered, wise self and to identify the opportunity for growth that is present in any life challenge.

Counseling offers a way to look at our lives with compassion, awareness and courage. This kind of support can help us deepen our trust in ourselves and in our relationships to others and to the world. When we identify and let go of outdated coping strategies, we are free to move forward in authenticity and empowerment.

Whether you are in a period of difficult transition or wanting to deepen your connection to your creative process and build positive resources, I provide a safe environment where your wisdom and needs are put first.

Get ready to engage at the next level in your professional, creative or personal life!

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“Renee excels in listening and then allowing the healing to begin. I can trust Renee to be what I need, when I need it. Sometimes, without knowing it, I need positive visualization, sometimes EMDR, and sometimes I just need someone to listen and then tell me what they hear I am saying . . . usually it is something good I have overlooked like, really accomplishing something. She reminds me that I am remarkable. I highly recommend Renee.  -BT

“Renee is a gentle peaceful guide that helped me feel secure working and processing whatever came up.  I always left her office peaceful and hopeful.  She is a capable therapist and I felt confidence in her EMDR skills.” -C. Marin

“My favorite Renee-ism is: ‘Find the opportunity in the crisis’. My experience with Renee has been one of authentic collaboration. She facilitates soulful introspection as well as sound theoretical insight. She is a mentor of the highest caliber!” – MT

“After a rough divorce and some other challenges, I spent a few years sporadically going to therapy and a life coach, but never really felt like I was able to resolve some core issues.  Renee and her unique methods, including EMDR helped me to breakthrough some really big roadblocks, and make some big changes that I wasn’t able to do before.  She’s very kind, patient and professional and is great at what she does.” – A.R. Jensen

“I was very hesitant to come and get counseling. When I finally came, Renee made me feel immediately comfortable. She has helped me to overcome my anxiety and depression, allowing me to just be happy again.“- JL

Renee helped me start down the road to overcoming my anxiety and changing the way I live. The changes we made in just a few short months were more than I could have hoped for. I now believe I have the tools, understanding and outlook on life that will serve me well for the future.” – SP

I accept some insurance and am in-network with:

EMI- Educators Mutual Insurance / Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield / Aetna / Multiplan / Prime Health / Tricare / Three Rivers / Galaxy Health 



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Recent Blog Posts

May 6, 2016 |

EMDR From a Patient’s Point of View – Book Review

Every Moment of a Fall: A Memoir of Recovery Through EMDR Therapy. Carol E. Miller. Scaffner Press, 2016. 228 pp. I was intrigued when the publisher invited me to review Carol E. Miller’s book Every Moment of a Fall: A Memoir of Recovery Through EMDR Therapy. I have been in clinical psychotherapy practice for a decade specializing in an evidence-based treatment initially utilized to heal trauma. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was first developed in the late 1980s by Francine Shapiro. It has since grown into a widely known and sought out treatment for addressing a variety of mental health challenges. I’ve had the honor of witnessing the recovery process of hundreds of...

May 4, 2016 |

Using Mind-Body Connections to Increase Positive States of Mind on

        This article is reposted from where I am now a featured writer. “I’ve been able to show that fear closes down our minds and our hearts, whereas positive emotions literally open our minds and hearts… they really change our mindsets and our biochemistry” –Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina In my counseling practice, I encourage clients to bring awareness to positive states of mind in equal proportion to their difficulties and distress. It is important to draw on all available resources in difficult times, and being able to tap in to “inner resources” (meaning positive feelings, experiences and memories) is a valuable coping skill. This...

January 27, 2016 |

Winter Dreaming: Words Born of Stillness

              This winter, the short days and long, dark nights felt at first like a luxury, like a warm blanket to curl up in and enjoy the turn inward. On cue with Candlemas or Imbolc, which is the halfway point between winter solstice and spring equinox and the first hint to start waking up for spring, I notice a restlessness starting; a sense that the night (and winter) will never end and I’m kind of over it. My “Winter Dreaming” writing project has kept me focused this season. It has helped me stay true to my intention to consistently connect with my creativity amidst my busy life. Trying to be intentional and living a creative life everyday helps...

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