Renais Goddard


Renais is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #123577 with significant counseling experience in community mental health and school settings. She has worked as a school counselor in the San Jose Unified and Washington Unified School Districts and has provided therapy and advocacy support to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, primarily related to issues of housing insecurity, domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, trauma/PTSD, addiction, and grief.  Most recently, Ms. Goddard provided group and individual therapy for young women in the Transformational Recovery residential program at Shakti Rising, a women’s empowerment and leadership nonprofit in Sacramento, CA.

Prior to her therapy career, Ms. Goddard built the central Learning and Development department and the Internal Coaching team at Google Inc. In her Coaching leadership role, she selected, trained, deployed, and supported Google’s top managers to serve as internal coaches in over 12 global offices across the company. She has extensive experience developing curriculum, teaching classes, and facilitating team-building and group process workshops.

B.A. in International Affairs and French, Northern Arizona University, and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).