Dr. Rendely’s work as an individual therapist, psychoanalyst and the director of Lexington Couples Therapy is enhanced by her sensitivity to relationship problems, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, loss, and love. She believes that psychotherapy is most successful when conducted within the boundaries of a trusting, genuine alliance. Her goal is to establish an environment that facilitates the working through of difficult issues. At the same time, Dr. Rendely appreciates and emphasizes her patients’ resilience and strength.
Dr. Rendely earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University and completed her internship at Harvard University. Further training included a post-doctoral program in couple and family therapy at the Alexandria Family Institute. She is also a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.
She has supervised and taught at Harvard Medical School, The Longwood Residency Program; The Cambridge Hospital; Boston Institute for Psychotherapy; Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, The Psychoanalytic Educational Forum of Boston, Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. She has published articles in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Family Process and Psychological Reports. Her greatest professional satisfaction, however, comes from helping the individuals and couples that she works with in her practice.
“The Death of An Analyst: The loss of a real relationship” Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1999, 35, 131-152.
“The Relationship of Sex-Role Identity, Life Style and Mental Health in Suburban American Homemakers” Sex Roles, 1984, 11, 839-848, with R. Holmstrom and S,. Karp.
“Through the Looking Glass: The Experiences of Two Family Therapy Trainees with Live Supervision” Family Process, June, l978, 2, 2250230, with M. Cohen.