We are very selective in the staff that we bring into the Renew group practice.  All clinicians have a trauma-focused approach and years of training in trauma-informed interventions and techniques.

                                                                                                             -Jodi Bessinger

                                                                                                             Founder, Renew Counseling Services

Heidi Solar-Kutz, MSSW, LCADC, LCSW

Jeff Yocom, LCSW

Lee Roussel, LMFT

Lee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 10 years of clinical practice.  He is trained in treating adults, children, adolescents and families.  Lee has extensive training in treating addiction and dual-diagnosis, including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and IFS. He is also trained in Anger Management treatment.  Having practiced in outpatient and inpatient settings for the past 13 years, he is currently working on becoming a supervisor for LMFT's.


"I take a trauma-informed, compassionate approach while addressing the issues and dynamics of my clients head on.  I enjoy working with families, adults, kids, adolescents and couples. "

Jodi's practice focuses primarily on treating the underlying trauma that is often the cause of so many mental and physical struggles.  She is trained in various trauma treatments, including EMDR, Expressive Therapies, CBT, and Motivational Interviewing.  Jodi also completed the 12-month certification program in Trauma Treatment developed by Bessel Van Der Kolk.  She has experience treating dual-diagnosis clients struggling with an addiction-treatment community that often does not address their trauma.  With over 24 years of experience in private practice and community mental health settings, Jodi has worked with children, adolescents and adults, treating most diagnoses.  She also serves as a clinical supervisor for new therapists and provides support and therapy to other therapists.


"I know that the mind-body trauma connection is real.  I often have clients who report being stuck in traditional therapeutic approaches.   I have helped many learn more about how trauma can impact us emotionally, physically and spiritually and how to move beyond our trauma.  Therapy is about movement and growing beyond where we are today and in this this world."

Heidi is an experienced, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) who specializes in treating Trauma, Anxiety, Major Depression and Addiction.  Her approach to therapy emphasizes insight, self-awareness and empowerment to help people live more gratifying lives.  Through trust and collaboration she will work together with you to understand the meaning of symptoms and to rediscover your capacity to make meaningful choices that are right for you. Growth and healing occurs in an atmosphere of trust, honor and dignity and her approach is based on these qualities.  She is experienced in using Mindfulness and Meditation, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

“Together we will seek the best approach for your individual circumstances.  We will walk the healing path together and will secure the way to transform your pain into healing and life.". ‘The wound is the place where the light enters you…' Rumi

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with experience in community mental health. She trained in counseling and art therapy at the Univeristy of Louisville and has continued to be involved in the art therapy community. Currently, she is the Secretary of the Kentucky Art Therapy Association and is working on becoming a supervisor for LPCA’s. Jennifer has been practicing and continuing training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  

“I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds to help them build a life worth living.”

Jodi Bessinger, MA, LPAT, LPCC
Founder, Renew Counseling Services, LLC

Susan St.Vrain, MA, LMHC, YACEP

 Jeff provides individual therapy for adult clients dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors and trauma, including complex trauma.  He began his career as a therapist at Wellstone Regional Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he worked with a variety of patients from pre-teens to elderly adults.  Jeff moved into outpatient care at Seven Counties Services (Now known as Centerstone), where he worked as a therapist and clinical manager at the agency's adult clinic in Louisville's West End.  Jeff is trained in several research-supported treatment models including: CBT, DBT, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, and EEG Biofeedback.  He does not hesitate to refer clients to other therapists when his skills set does not match their personal needs.  Before becoming a therapist, Jeff enjoyed a successful 23-year career as a technology writer and Internet publishing entrepreneur. 


"I am passionate about helping clients receive treatment that fits their individual needs, backgrounds and values.  And I welcome clients who feel that previous treatment or recovery experiences tried to force inappropriate labels or methods upon them." 

​​Renew Counseling, LLC
214 Breckenridge Lane, Ste 114

Louisville, KY 40207

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Susan has over 20 years of experience working with adults and adolescents in both private practice and inpatient settings.  She has worked extensively with adolescent females in a residential setting.  Twenty-six years ago, Susan created Yoga-Therapy programs for women in recovery from substance abuse, trauma and mood disorders.  She has continued to use a body-mind orientation in many areas of her practice.  Susan has taught as adjunct faculty at City University Seattle and at the community college level.  She works with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress related problems, compassion fatigue and phase of life transition issues.  Susan also provides therapy and supervision to other therapists.  She is certified in EMDR, trained in DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness & Acceptance therapy, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga, among other specialized modalities. 


​"I deeply respect the healing wisdom within each of us.  I believe that psychotherapy is a holistic process in which healing happens from the inside out.  Each person's healing path is unique.  I know it takes courage to reach out and invite a therapist to walk with you on that path, but taking the risk can be truly amazing and transformational."  

Kevin is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who earned his Master's of Education in Counseling & Personnel Services from the University of Louisville in 2012. Kevin is experience working with adults and adolescents who suffer from a wide range of mental health and substance abuse disorders. Kevin has experience working in a variety of treatment settings including: Crisis Teams, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Specialty Medical Clinics, and Psychiatric Crisis Stabilization Units. Kevin has experience working with individuals & groups, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as Dual-Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Programs.  Areas of specialty include treating mood and thought disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, psychotic disorders, life adjustments, behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, grief and loss, and trauma. Kevin is also a LGBTQ and gender affirming counselor with experiencing providing counseling services to individuals experiencing sexual identity, gender, orientation, and transitioning issues.

 “I believe in a holistic approach to wellness, that includes improving both your physical and emotional well-being. Positive change is possible with the right support, resources, and motivation. Recovery is a journey, not a destination. It is my goal to meet you where you are in your journey, and encourage personal growth and self-introspection. Each person is a unique individual and it is my aim to provide a personalized counseling experience. I use a trauma-informed, integrative, approach to counseling that primarily includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques to help you reach your goals.” 

Jennifer Murphy, LPCC

Kevin Snellen, LPCC