Insight welcomes: 

Reneé Smith, MA, LMFTA, Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator


Reneé will begin seeing clients at Insight the week of September 18,2023. 

Reneé is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies at Regent University. Reneé earned her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from National (formerly Northcentral) University in 2023 and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Capella University in 2019.

Reneé is also a Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator and enjoys engaging in these sessions with couples. Prepare/Enrich is an online assessment tool for pre-marital (Prepare) and married (Enrich) couples that helps identify areas of strength and growth and offers insight to help cultivate healthy relationships. Utilizing an integrative therapeutic approach, Reneé works from a framework that is grounded in Family Systems Theory and views issues primarily through an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Attachment-based lens. Reneé also integrates Gottman Method concepts and interventions to foster closeness and friendship and reduce conflict within couple relationships. Additionally, Reneé is happy to incorporate Christian principles or a faith-based approach to therapy upon the expressed desire of clients.

Reneé enjoys working with clients from the "adulting" stage and beyond. Reneé finds special interest in working with couples experiencing conflict, individuals seeking personal growth and healing, and BIPOC, particularly adult Women of Color who are challenged by sense of self or phase of life issues. Reneé strives to support clients in addressing difficulties related to- Communication Issues, Infidelity, Trust/Betrayal Issues, Cycles of Marital/Pre-Marital Conflict, Family/Intergenerational Conflict, Racial Identity, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Emotional Regulation, Low Self-Esteem, Life or Career Transitions, Christianity/Spirituality, and Women’s Issues. Reneé is described as kind, caring, nurturing, accepting, and positive; invested, present, and genuine. Reneé is known to have a calming effect on others and the ability to make others feel confident that they are being listened to and heard. Reneé is an empathetic, enthusiastic, individual, and professional, who is passionate about the field of marriage and family therapy. And she is excited about the ways in which she can offer support to individuals, couples, and families who seek to achieve self-improvement and healthy relationships.

Born and bred in the Triangle area of North Carolina, Reneé is a southern girl at heart who appreciates the simplicities of life whether it is rocking in a chair on her front porch while enjoying a warm breeze and cool drink, strolling along the shoreline of her favorite beach on the NC coast, or priceless moments gathered together enjoying family, food, and fun. Reneé is available both in-person and virtually on Mondays and Thursdays and virtually, only, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Please contact Reneé  at (919) 617-7977, or through her email at [email protected] to schedule!


Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.

Joanna Warren established Insight in July 2018 in order to be a group practice as opposed to a solo practice to hire clinicians to better serve the community.  Joanna has been seeing clients in Alamance County for approximately 18 years. Joanna has added a group of helpers who are excited and ready to assist each of their clients with their empathy, experience, and clinical knowledge. 

Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Find us at 1205 S Main Street, Burlington NC 27215 

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Phone: 336-350-7605 

Fax: 336-792-1029

Referring Providers and Potential Clients: We are so thankful for our referrals! Please note that a referral to Insight by your provider does not guarantee scheduled counseling sessions. If we are unable to assist, we will provide more resources and referrals. Thank you for understanding!

Please visit the Insight Therapist's tab to call us for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today. In order to best serve our clients' needs, our founder, Joanna Warren, MS, LMFT, QMHP, OPT has hired employees and contract therapists. 

Full time employees include:  Molly Kerns, Cari Sun, Emily Fogleman, Jennifer Simms, and Alisha Miller

Contractors include: Lindsey Lykins, Michelle Lester,  Lindsay Ballard and Kersten Perry

Part-time contractors include:  Kristen Silver, and Tiffany Hall

Clinical interns: Sydney Rose Wray




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