Renee by the numbers:
2 daughters, 1 husband, 3 naughty dogs
5 books that I’m currently reading (2 fiction, 1 nonfiction, 2 professional)
1, 0, and 4 “lucky numbers” that consistently show up in various permutations in my life (addresses, telephone numbers, license plates, etc.)
Renee McGrath (she/her) has a Masters of Arts in Clinical Professional Counseling (MACMHC) and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Montana. She lives near Missoula and is currently working remotely. After completing her MACMHC in 2019, Renee coordinated with two other clinicians to create the Missoula Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Collaborative, which provides comprehensive DBT, adherent to the Linehan model, as well as skills-only groups, programs for adolescents and their families, and an adult DBT graduate program. She is also a volunteer facilitator of the Family Connections program through the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD).
Renee’s background is in Library Science, where she worked as a librarian and administrator as well as a writer, editor and consultant for twenty years. She is excited to combine her clinical and administrative skills in her role as Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and Program Administrator at Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI). She is responsible for administrative oversight of all clinical programs at PDBTI, including standard program, DBT Enhance Skills Training (DBT-EST), and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and across sites, to ensure the overall health of the PDBTI clinic and services it delivers.