Renissa R. Arnold, Ph.D.

Renissa R. Arnold, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Fellow
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  • PhD. in Counseling Psychology, Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. in Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. in Psychology, Oakwood University

Areas of Interest:

  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Multicultural concerns
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Self-Compassion
  • Grief and Loss
  • Identity Development

I value creating a safe, welcoming, and warm space for individuals to share all aspects of their lived experience and identities. In session, I integrate Emotion-Focused therapy, culturally-affirming approaches, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches to help clients move towards growth and awareness. I believe this integrative approach can lead to a sense of empowerment and help individuals live more authentically. I am passionate about working with individuals who are navigating life transitions, individuals who want to practice rebuilding confidence, those who are healing from trauma, and helping clients manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. I am interested in getting to know how my client’s lived experiences impact how they see themselves, others, and the world.

In her Spare Time:

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, interior design, and listening to musical theatre (specifically Hamilton the Musical).

Favorite Quote:

 “Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”- Audre Lorde

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. -Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

At Baylor Since: August 2022