I believe that therapy can provide a space to solve problems and heal wounds. It can be a place of hope and new beginnings. Within a trusting, collaborative relationship with the right therapist, can provide structure for people to build strengths, support, and resources, and to discover solutions. It can also be a place to continue to grow and to learn more about yourself.
I am skilled at helping my clients to create clear goals, but I am flexible in providing space for more open exploration when that is desired. My style is compassionate, client-centered, and interactive. I ask questions when I have them and acknowledge patterns when I observe them. I think of myself as a consultant whose job is to explore meanings and find answers. I will help you consider how your relationships and community may support problems and solutions. I will work with you to examine behaviors and beliefs that are more or less useful to your life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Benita is very insightful and has help me gain a deeper perspective on my situation.
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Benita has helped me tremendously with moving forward.
Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Benita is great and she always knows just what to say to help bring me back to reality when I have been in my head for too long. She has been a great help in my growth these past few months. Highly recommend!
Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Benita for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem
Benita is incredible. She is supportive, engaging and has been so helpful in my therapy sessions. She challenges me and helps me understand myself in ways I never knew were possible. I’m so thankful to be able to work with her!
Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Benita for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Still early but I believe she will do whatever she has to do to get me to the finish line. She's very understanding and listens very well. Offers an array of support and tools needed to survive. Thanks.
Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and career difficulties
She listens to me and we have formed a great relationship and that helps me grow because it's the perfect balance of trust and knowledge. I recommend Benita as a therapist over and over again.
Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Benita for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd