Renée Olson, PT, MBA; Emotional Wellness Coach

I offer a safe space for you to be heard, seen, known. This will begin your healing. I offer an objective viewpoint to help you navigate through the things in your life that are not working for you and to help free yourself of those burdens. I have found that story work and trauma care has a way of softening the heart. My hope would be that you would find in our work together the better version of yourself that exists within you. You may find yourself less exhausted and more wholehearted. You may find yourself feeling a bit more free, more loving of yourself and with a greater understanding of who you are. You may find yourself living your life the way you ought to live, doing more things that you must do rather than what you should do.

After 35 years of caring for others in physical therapy, I now find myself drawn to caring for others through counsel and in particular through story work to help a person grow, heal, transform themselves into who they were called to be on this earth, to live a wholehearted life. 



I am married to Craig. I have three beautiful adult children: Danielle, Micheal, and Jordan. I also have a black labrador puppy named Jezebel Mae. My most favorite things to do is adventure cycling because it includes everything I love: physical exertion, travel, nature, camping, music, wine, food, coffee, yoga, poetry, and conversation. Of course, all of this is to me a taste of heaven and is best when shared with others. 


BS in Psychology from University of Illinois, 1982

BS in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University, 1983

MBA from Northwestern University, 1992

Education related to narrative work:

Lay Counselor certificate from the Allender Center, 2017

Trauma informed narrative therapy and facilitation of small group counseling.  2015 - present

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