Renee Benard, MA, LLP

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

    Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


  • English

Welcome! 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
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cofinity
  • HAP
  • McLaren
  • Priority Health
  • UBH
  • VA CCN
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • 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


  • 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


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress

Session Types

  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) 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