Hello, My name is Rene’.  I believe women to be one of the most powerful resource in the world. Though it is a challenge and requires continuous relevant education to serve you on a level of excellence, this is my charge.  I completed my graduate student internship counseling women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders at Akoma Counseling Concepts, LLC.  I  completed my bachelors degree in psychology and graduated with my masters degree in mental Health Counseling from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD with honors for achieving "Summa Cu Laude” status. I am licensed to practice as a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with certification in Drug and Alcohol Addiction. I am practicing under the clinical supervision of Shivonne Odom, LCPC, LPC, PMH-C. 

My goal is to serve each woman in a way which promote love, joy, peace, and unity between heart, mind, and soul. Until our journey, shalom…

Rene’ G. Hood, NCC, LCPC, CDA 

insurances- CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (Maryland and DC)

Greetings Everyone, 

As a maternal mental health therapist, I take pride and joy in assisting clients with their journey through prenatal, perinatal, and post-partum. I have a passion for working with women, and more specifically women of color. In addition, I am passionate about working with women through their traumas, life experiences, and daily life. My motivation stems from the desire to uplift and support women through some of the most vulnerable times of their life. My areas of focus include stress management, anxiety, depression, perinatal mental health, mood, work, and stress-related disorders. If we are to be healthy, we must prioritize our well-being, show up for ourselves, and be intentional about our quality of life. I possess the utmost gratitude for my education attained first at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). 

I attained my Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Rehabilitation Psychology. Following that life-changing experience, I attained my Master of Arts at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. These institutions have equipped me to provide exceptional and specialized care to the populations I work with and I am honored to be a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) serving on the Akoma Counseling Concepts Team. 

"Knowledge is Obtained by the Character You Aquire"   -

Jade Spears, NCC, LGPC

insurances- CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (Maryland and DC)