Renee Benard, MA, LLP

OkemosOnline Therapy
Renee Benard, MA, LLP Verified by GLPG


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

    Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Welcome! I am presently accepting new Clients with open appointments in the day, evening, and weekend hours.

I have extensive and diverse experience as a therapist, with over 20 years in the field of mental health working with a children, teens, and adults. I truly enjoy working with individuals and families, including customizing therapy to your individual strengths and skills while addressing the needs and issues bringing you to therapy. Clients can expect to be treated with respect, in a secure, confidential, and judgment free environment.

I have expertise in working with child and adolescent issues, including challenges presenting at home, at school, and in the community. I have a passion working with children and adults dealing with major life changes, including cancer. I am also passionate about working with care givers, including helping professionals and educators, to address secondary-trauma, compassion fatigue, and burn-out.

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
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • HAP
  • Priority Health
  • UBH
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • ADHD (Kids)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues


  • 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


  • Coping / Life Transitions / Stress
  • Behavioral Disorders in Children /Adolescents
  • Mood Disorders

Session Types

  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

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

Request an Appointment with Renee Benard

We will do our best to match you with the therapist you've requested. Due to limited scheduling availability, we cannot guarantee they will be available. However, we will do our best to provide alternative options if needed.

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