About Me

Hello!

If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things at once. No matter what brought you to this page, I'm so glad it did. Finding the right counselor can sometimes be the thing that stops someone from seeking help to begin with, and I see it as my job to help you feel safe and accepted with me as your therapist. Let me tell you a little about myself in order to help you determine if you'd like to move forward.

I received my Masters of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 2010 and for the past 10 years I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds who have struggled with a variety of concerns. I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and the elderly about issues ranging from depression/anxiety, chronic illnesses, addiction/eating disorders, grief/loss, relationship struggles, identity crises, and stage-of-life struggles. It is my aim to provide a non-judgmental, objective, and critical look at whatever it is you're finding difficult right now and help you navigate these struggles while remaining open and kind.

I also firmly believe that mental health doesn't have to always be heavy or dreary and that finding greater psychological flexibility can be a fun (and sometimes funny) journey of self-discovery. I pride myself on finding joy, even in difficult times, while still respecting the gravity and pain of what you are experiencing.

I know finding a therapist can be vulnerable and hard. If you think we might be a good match, I would be honored to work with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.016240 (Expires: 2023-11-30)

LCSW #62163 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Berit Benson. 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.

Written by M.I. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Berit for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She has made an amazing difference in my life and I am so extremely grateful to have her around!

Written by M.I. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Berit for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I've already reviewed Berit, but I'll gladly say it again: she's simply phenomenal. I've never had a better fit with a therapist before. And I'm so grateful to Betterhelp for making it also the most affordable therapy I've ever had.
Berit is kind of freakin brilliant I think, and I'm so lucky to have found her.

If you don't feel like your therapist is helping you, don't be afraid to search for a new one. It makes all the difference in the world I think!

Written by V.I. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Berit for 9 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Working with Berit has been a life changer. She’s really helped me understand my emotions and anxieties and how to better myself with tons of different techniques that actually help. Berit is so sweet and caring - she also is really funny, so I’ve never felt uncomfortable opening up to her. I would highly recommend her!

Written by F.A. on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with Berit for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

My time working with Berit has been very impactful. We've touched on many issues, from work to relationships and my own backstory. Her approach is very respectful and kind, and also very effective. It's as easy to talk to her as to talk with a friend, but with a gentle hand guiding me through the real work that any one issue requires. Highly recommended.

Work with me!