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.

Counseling offers a way to look at our lives with compassion. This kind of support can help us deepen our trust in ourselves and in our relationships to others and to the world.

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!


“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

January 27, 2016 |

Winter Dreaming: Words Born of Stillness

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December 6, 2015 |

Fall Backward: Honoring the Call to Rest

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June 25, 2015 |

Black&White or Lavender: Integration of Opposites

Plein Air Writing Project, Red Butte Gardens, SLC,UT Overarching goal: to connect to the self and the numinous through creative process in nature. Short-term goal: Allow this and that. Lesson: Integration of Opposites         Entering the vegetal world of the garden feels like entering another realm, one in which bees, sun and lavender are most important, and the checklists piled on my desk at home fade to a nagging memory. Yet both worlds exist simultaneously. I watch silvery butterflies on a voyage through the fragrance garden, inhale the pungent, sharp smell of lavender blossoms crushed between my fingers, feel the cool spray and hear the air-meeting-water sound of the sprinklers. I judge all...

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