Renee St. Jacques, MA, LMHCA

Renee St. Jacques is a PsyD doctoral candidate (graduating in 2015) from Northwest University for Psychology and Counseling. Her primary area of passion and experience is with women, sexual abuse, sex trafficking aftercare, and trauma recovery.

From 2012 to 2013, Renee served at Union Gospel Mission’s Hope Place women’s shelter counseling women from prostitution, sexual abuse, chemical dependency, and domestic violence backgrounds. Her current dissertation research study explores research questions about the democratization of Western psychological interventions and factors of successful therapy as applied to different cultural contexts. As a part of this effort, in winter of 2013, she conducted her ethnographic research in Manila, Philippines in collaboration with First Aid Arts, which has been leveraged as movement arts curriculum for the Healing Arts Toolkit.