Mrs. Michele Renee Figuereo, MA, LPC


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I believe that through a safe and judgment-free therapeutic relationship true growth, empowerment, and healing can occur in any individual's life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have an extensive range of clinical experience providing mental health services for depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, grief, family and relationship issues, career exploration, and the LGBT population. All are welcome here. I see clients starting at age 13 through adult and welcome you to take a step towards a better quality of life and self care by contacting me to set up an appointment. In addition to using a holistic therapeutic approach to counseling, I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). This evidence-based technique is used to guide clients into healing from past traumas or injurious events that currently present as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health disorders. One of the most important aspects of therapy that I am committed to is creating a safe space for all individuals. Therefore, I operate from a very open-minded standpoint and I am accustomed to addressing issues relevant among diverse populations. All are appreciated for their unique backgrounds and personal qualities and all are welcome!

Education & Experience

Education Experience: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY - MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Graduated April 2017 CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY - BS in Education - Graduated April 2007 Work Experience: MIND RENEWAL COUNSELING SERVICES 2020 - Present Counselor (Owner of and provider at private practice outpatient counseling office) Supervisor for LLPCs - State of Michigan Hours R3 CONTINUUM 2020 - PRESENT Independent Contractor - Consultant - Trained for Disruptive Event Management through R3 company. - Contacted, on an as needed basis, to respond to critical incidents as a consultant. - Provide educational group briefings, management consultations, or one-on-one briefings. AQUINAS COLLEGE 2020-2022 Adjunct Professor - Psychology and Counseling Education Department HEALTH FOR LIFE GRAND RAPIDS 2019 - 2021 Counselor - Trauma and Minority Populations Specialty - Outpatient therapist at private group practice (focuses on clients ages 13+). - Regularly complete intake assessments, develop treatment plans, and provide diagnostic information to clients using DSM-V criteria. - Implement empirically validated treatments appropriate for each client to address goals. - Utilize EHR software systems to document notes. LIFE JOURNEY PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES 2017 - 2019 Counselor - Outpatient therapist at private practice. - Provided therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults to address issues for individuals, couples, and/or families. FOREST VIEW PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL 2017 - 2018 Group Therapist and Case Management - Facilitated process groups and psychoeducational groups at inpatient unit of psychiatric hospital. - Kept notes for each client to document content covered. - Provided case management services, as needed, to coordinate care for client after discharge. NORTH KENT GUIDANCE AND TESTING SERVICES 2016 - 2017 Intern Counselor - Provided counseling services to individuals and performed other office-related tasks, as needed. - Updated agency's policies to be more inclusive to minority populations. - Attended networking events to promote services offered at clinic. - Presented at community school clubs to address depression, anxiety, and suicide among teens.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA Member - 2022-Present MMHCA Member - 2020 - 2022

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealth

UnitedHealth, UMR, Blue Care Network