Rene Stockton


About Me

My name is Rene Stockton (pronounced Reni). I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. It is my honor and pleasure to serve our community as a counselor/therapist and change agent. I have had the privilege to work with individuals and families from primarily underserved populations and communities over the course of a three-decade social work practice in two great American States.
I have encountered a range of adolescent and adult challenges ranging from mental health and trauma to writer’s block and wellness. I will partner with you to create the concrete change you are looking to achieve in your life.
My style is open, supportive and person centered, we will choose the approach for your situation using a variety of theories and concepts including art and movement.
Let's have a conversation about how to make lasting change in your journey. I will work with anyone with the courage it takes to ask for help.


  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #149-022441 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Written by T.R. on Apr 08, 2021 after counseling with Rene for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

In a time of crisis in our relationship, Rene helped guide us to getting back on track with our communication and understanding of what each of us needed to have a happy and healthy relationship. I highly recommend him to any couple who needs help getting back on each others side.

Written by U.L. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Rene for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

This has been an amazing experience that all couples should have the opportunity to do. Our level of communication has elevated and given us the opportunity to grow on this journey. I’m grateful and honored we get gleam from his wisdom.

Written by D.A. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Rene for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

I think Rene Stockton was a good choice to receive counseling from for my partner and I. As a person of color, I was able to feel understood and not feel judged for the habits I have. And he does a great job in explaining what is needed for a relationship.

Written by A.S. on Jan 26, 2021 after counseling with Rene for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Rene helped me figure out what my therapy goals were & then worked diligently to help me achieve them with respect and empathy. I highly recommend him for anyone needing couples therapy.

Written by K.A. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with Rene for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

He great at identifying the issue and calling it out. He is easy to talk to and fair. Have had great sessions and many breakthroughs in a short amount of time.