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Rena Gower Psychotherapy, LCSW

Rena Gower is both an LCSW and a health coach. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and has a Master of Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She received her integrative nutrition health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and also has additional certification and training in fertility counseling.

Rena Gower is both an LCSW and a health coach. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and has a Master of Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She received her integrative nutrition health coach certification…

Rena Gower is both an LCSW and a health coach. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and has a Master of Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She received her integrative nutrition health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and also has additional certification and training in fertility counseling.

Specialties
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Parenting
  • Women’s Mental Health
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • AllSavers UHC
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain
  • Nippon
Pay with a program
  • Optum Live & Work Well (EAP)
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $200-260
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
  • Florida
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“I hope to help normalize the stigma and shame surrounding infertility and help those on the journey go through it with dignity and grace.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always loved learning and listening to people and view it as such an honor and privilege that people open up to me. I pivoted to specializing in the fertility field after my own struggle to conceive my daughter. I went through my own journey feeling very much alone and realized it shouldn't be that way. I hope to help normalize the stigma and shame surrounding infertility and help those on the journey go through it with dignity and grace.
What should someone know about working with you?
I always meet the client where they are and build from there. I use a mixture of positive psychology, mindfulness, and feminist theory in my work to help you find your strength and feel empowered.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I love that this field allows for continuing education and the opportunity to keep growing. I decided to expand my practice to include health coaching during the pandemic. Fitness and health are very important to me, and I love being able to work on these goals with clients. I take great pride in seeing clients achieve goals with health and wellness.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe in listening, and I believe in respecting others. A space where someone gets to be listened to with respect and kindness is something that I would like, and it is a privilege to be able to give that to others.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I think that we are finally raising our voices to bring awareness to the importance of mental health. If we keep working together, we can help erase the shame and stigma surrounding it.
“I use a mixture of positive psychology, mindfulness, and feminist theory in my work to help you find your strength and feel empowered.”