Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Research shows that children whose parents maintain consistent involvement in their education are more likely to succeed academically. Parental involvement also has a positive influence on children's attitudes, behaviors, self-esteem, and motivation...all important to life success. As a community, it is important for us to explore this topic and support parents in becoming more involved in their children's education. As a mother and mental health professional, I'm deeply vested in the success of children and families in Palm Beach County. Educational success helps lay the foundation for the future...we need to strive to provide all parents and teachers with the support needed to help our children succeed.
Renée E. Layman, MS, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 15 years of experience specific to children's mental health, social emotional issues, and parenting. For the past eight years, she has gained significant experience in the areas of program development, leadership and non-profit management. Renée is currently working on redeveloping her Equine Assisted Psychotherapy private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, combining her love for counseling, children and horses to help children and their families experiencing problems.
Renée's former role was as the Vice President of Clinical Services at Parent-Child Center, Inc. (PCC), a not-for-profit organization providing comprehensive social-emotional support and services to children and families in Palm Beach County. In her role at PCC, she was responsible for implementing multiple clinical programs which continue to positively impact over 8,000 at-risk children and adolescents annually in our community.
In addition to her experience in the nonprofit sector, Renée successfully worked with children and families in a private practice setting for five years. She developed, owned and operated Palm Beach County's first private practice utilizing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, specializing in childhood trauma and loss. She also had significant success working with children diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
Renée earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She lives with her family in Palm Beach Gardens.
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