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Renee Lopez, Ph.D.

Hosting Departments:

  • Educational Opportunity Program,
  • College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences,
  • College of Biological Sciences

  • How to reach me: My main office is located in 103 South Hall.

    The best way to contact me is via email or by telephone:

  • (530) 752-9202
  • drrlopez@ucdavis.edu
  • Location(s):

  • 103 South Hall

  • About me
    Dr. Renée M. López is the Community Counselor for the Educational Opportunity Program and the Dean's office for the College of Biological Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Renée received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. She completed her APA approved pre-doctoral internship at the University of California, Davis. Dr. López began her post-secondary education at the community college level as a single mother and re-entry student. She received her A.A. degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in Psychology from Butte Community College and later transferred to California State University, Chico where she received both her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology.

    Dr. López has been working with the college student population for much of her work history, primarily in California and several years in New York. Dr. López serves on various UC Davis campus committees that help to promote the enrichment of student life and health and wellness.


    How I Work With Students: I view the counseling process as a collaborative relationship in which ideas, perspectives and opinions are exchanged in a supportive, non-judgmental space. In my work with students I operate from a holistic framework that utilizes a variety of approaches and techniques that are tailored to meet the needs of each student. I tend to work from an Integrative theoretical orientation that is grounded in a psychodynamic conceptual base, with use of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and multicultural theory and techniques.

    Professional Interests: Professional Interests: Multicultural training and supervision, biracial identity, single mothers in college, peer counselor training, first generation college students, Chicana/o Latina/o mental health, and spirituality.

    More Information: More Information: I provide educational, supportive counseling to students, consultation for students, faculty, and staff, and psycho-educational workshops. Some workshop topics include: CAN program, Stress Management, Dealing with Distressed or Distressing Students, Values Clarification, Self-esteem and assertiveness skill building, Goal Setting, and Transition to College.

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