Renee Benard, MA, LLP

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Education

  • School:
    Western Michigan University
  • Degree:
    Master of Arts Counseling Psychology
  • Additional Certificates:

    Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

I have extensive and diverse experience as a therapist with over 20 years in the field of mental health. I truly enjoy working with individuals and families. I also believe in customizing therapy to your individual strengths and skills while addressing your needs. I am passionate about working with individuals dealing with major life changes, including cancer. I also specialize in working with caregivers, educators and helping professions to address burn-out, secondary trauma, and compassion fatigue.

Clients can expect to be treated with respect, in a secure, confidential, and judgment free environment.


Education and Credentials

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, M.A.

Limited License Psychologist, State of Michigan (L.L.P.)

Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

All therapy is culturally sensitive, trauma informed

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • HAP
  • McLaren
  • Priority Health
  • UBH
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy / Prenatal / Postpartum / Perinatal
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders/Anxiety/Depression
  • Trauma
  • Coping Skills/Life Transitions

Session Types

  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused