Chai Benson


About Me

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My focus for the last 14 years has been to help people with their relationships and communicate better. I have led numerous anger management groups and worked with couples and families to meet their goals. Primarily, my experience has been with LGBT couples and individuals, African American families and women, single dads and Latino grandparents. Individually, I have helped those with ADHD manage their time and emotions, those with depression to lift slightly from their place of darkness and those that are anxious to develop routines towards peace. I work from a solution focused brief therapy model and believe that each person has the answers that they seek within. I ask the right questions to guide people towards their goals and to live the best life they could ever imagine!

Our sessions will look more like a supportive conversation and less like a sterile treatment interview. Therapy should feel like a safe place where one can feel at home. I look forward to creating that space with you in a virtual way!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #105620 (Expires: 2021-09-01)


Written by G.U. on Aug 20, 2019 after counseling with Chai for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Chai has been a great ally to have in my corner. She is understanding and checks in with me regularly, especially when she knows its been a tough week.

Written by L.I. on Aug 12, 2019 after counseling with Chai for 11 months on issues concerning self esteem

Chai is so supportive and genuinely wants the best for you. Gives you options on how to deal with stressors in life and is overall an amazing person!!

Written by B.R. on Sep 22, 2018 after counseling with Chai for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Chai is very helpful and goal oriented, she is excellent with helping you find solutions to things and is easy to talk to while still holding you accountable for your own therapy progress, which makes me feel like I'm really getting somewhere.

Written by M.I. on Sep 16, 2018 after counseling with Chai for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and career

Chai defiently understands where I'm coming from when I speak about the things that bother me at work and we work through it so that I can get better mentally.