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Dr. Benedicte Last, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief
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About me

In my long career as a parent, a therapeutic horseback riding instructor, a school counselor and a psychologist, I have learned the following truths:

We are all on our path, always striving to heal ourselves.
Emotion is the language of the body, communication to our soul.
We can recognize where we need to go, by following our enthusiasm.
It is okay to ask for what you need and receive help and encouragement.
We learn and heal best through play, making mistakes, and trying again.
All situations can be turned therapeutic.

You may feel you have lost your way, or that your feelings and emotions are running away with you. You may not know what to do with yourself, or with your child. You may have lost your enthusiasm for life, or don’t know how to ask for what you need. Or maybe you are so afraid of making a mistake.

I understand, I have been there, too. And you can find your enthusiasm as well, as a human being, as a parent, as child, a partner, a friend or a co-worker. I can help you find the building blocks you need to build your better life. Let’s talk and play this out together.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief

Additional areas of focus: Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat



License information

CA Psychologist 30089


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Benedicte Last. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Benedicte for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Last is an incredibly mindful therapist who has been a huge part in helping me feel back in my body, and putting things in perspective for me. She practices mindfulness with me during our sessions and pays attention to what I'm saying and i never feel like she is disengaged from the conversation

Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Benedicte for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've been seeing Dr Last for the last several months. In that time she helped me quite a bit. I was in a rough spot when I started and with her help I've changed for the better and it's thanks to her.

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Benedicte for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I respect and feel that Dr. Last is an excellent professional. I feel that she has been very helpful to me.

Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Benedicte for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Last was a joy to work with! She is extremely professional easy to talk to. She takes unique interest in the lives of her clients, as demonstrated by a very active and engaged listening ability. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.

Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Benedicte for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd