Charnell Benjamin-Carter

(LMHC)

About Me

Hello and congratulations on making the first step towards your new journey! My name is Charnell Benjamin-Carter. I’m a born again Christian and licensed mental health counselor practicing for over 10 years now. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University and completed my Internship at Hyde Park Counseling Center, an Inpatient Residential Facility for women specializing in Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. My advanced training in Trauma Informed Care and Addictions is beneficial to healing and restoring the family unit.

If you have been having problems in your relationship, I’m sure you’ve received lots of advice from friends, family and maybe even other counselors and wondering why things still seem broken. For years counselors have taught couples to "fight fair" and have active listening skills. While these tools are helpful, it’s not just that simple. I believe in addressing not only the symptoms, but the core issues. I use a multifaceted approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed, Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, Conflict Resolution and Family Systems among others. My professional training is backed by over 10 years of experience working with couples and families exploring our faith, reducing depression & anxiety, exploring what makes relationships work, how to navigate through rough times and repair from trauma and infidelity. I apply some of the same principles taught in the 12 Step Program to treat addictions adding insight on the Disease Model of Addiction. I have assisted individuals and families for over 10 years, and I would like to help you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Eating disorders , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH17419 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Empathetic, supportive and solutions focused.

Written by G.R. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

she really listened to me and helped discover root cause of my problems in such a short time and allowed me to figure out where I needed to start my healing process helped me more then I could of on my own

Written by D.A. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Charnell is a fantastic person to speak to. She has helped me during a time where my anxiety has manifested very acutely. She is an active listener who uses tools and CBT (in my case) to help you build a framework to support your own mental health. I would highly recommend working with her, thank you Charnell.

Written by S.A. on Oct 02, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I really enjoyed my first session with her. I felt like she drew out the most important, & relevant things from me in order to better guide my care and growth. I am really glad I was paired with her. Thank you.

Written by J.U. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Charnell is the best! I always feel better after our sessions because Charnell brings me clarity and assigns weekly “homework” to work on. Very well-spoken and knows what she’s talking about!

Written by A.N. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Charnell is sweet. She listens and gives me tools to use outside our session.

Written by E.M. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coaching

Charnell has pushed to me to refocus on what is important. I am so grateful for her thoughtfulness and ability to challenge and comfort me within the same space. I would most definitely recommend her services!

Written by S.T. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Charnell is great to talk to and I am finding she is helping me a lot. She is calm, level and has practical ideas that are really helpful. I always feel positive and focussed after our sessions, and am really glad to be matched up with her!

Written by A.U. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Charnell is engaged and really shows in interest in helping resolve issues. She takes the time to check in and is very present in each session. I highly recommend Charnell.

Written by R.O. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Best first experience of therapy. Very helpful and supportive

Written by J.E. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Charnell’s compassion and understanding have been so helpful as she guides me through healing some long-ignored trauma. She works with me at the pace I’m ready for, while pushing me to work just a little harder.

Written by T.O. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE CHARNELL AND HER COUNSELING ABILITIES

Written by D.E. on Jul 07, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and family conflicts

Charnell listens, hears me, gets the things I am not seeing right now

Written by C.H. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Charnell is a lovely person to talk to. She is relaxed, has a good balance of lightheartedness and seriousness, and asks helpful questions that you wouldn't think of asking yourself. I'm thankful for her and highly recommend.

Written by F.R. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

From hands on advise to support in general matters Charnelle is a great listener, calm and understanding. She gives me a good feeling. Her advise is valuable.

Written by C.H. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 1 week on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Charnell was very professional, helpful and supportive. She was quick to understand my problem at a time when I was overladen with emotion and depressive feelings. She listened to me with patience, empathized with me and showed understanding. I simply needed to talk to someone when the world was like turning upside down for me, and God brought Charnell to me. I am grateful and will highly recommend her.

Written by K.A. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Charnell is clear about moving forward and gives me things I can do to make a real change. She's given me the space to be kind to myself and be okay with making mistakes. She's given me real ways to create a better life, but she never intrudes or judges.

Written by A.E. on Apr 12, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Charnell has been a great help to me and my relationship. She helps both parties equally and understands specific circumstances. Very well rounded and motivator, I never want to let her down.

Written by A.N. on Feb 24, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Charnell is very supportive and gives some incredibly helpful insights in what I'm experiencing so I feel better able to deal with difficulties.

Written by L.U. on Feb 01, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

My mindset has shifted already within 3 sessions and the techniques used in our sessions have really enabled me to give myself the love I deserve. Thank you Charnell!

Written by L.O. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks

Charnell is helping me to process some major relationship trauma, and working through this with her guidance is very helpful. Rather than going round and round in my head, I am learning to examine specific issues and move past them.

Written by J.U. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She is a really good listener and really helped me see things as they are.

Written by S.A. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months

I have really enjoyed working with Charnell. She has been lovely and helpful. Quite supportive, knowledgeable and I absolutely love working with her. Definitely a good match for me.

Written by E.M. on Jan 12, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I feel so relaxed around Charnell. I'm quite an awkward person so the way I feel I can talk about anything really puts me at ease. Thanks Charnell!

Written by M.A. on Jan 09, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Charnell is absolutely amazing. I went through a few different counselors on this app and didn’t mesh with any of them but I clicked with her right away. I love that I can speak to her about anything and how knowledgeable she is, whether it be about relationships, family, work, religion, etc. I can tell her all aspects of my life and she is able to give me meaningful feedback that I can actually use. The advise she’s gives is realistic and practical. There are also times where we may not agree but she steps up and challenges me in a positive way. It’s been beneficial to my growth and I’m thankful for the relationship we have. Overall, my experience with her has been great.

Written by R.A. on Nov 21, 2019 after counseling with Charnell for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Charnell has been the best therapist I've had, she really understood my problems and gave me practical solutions to fix them I would recommend anyone to give her services a go.

Written by T.O. on Nov 04, 2019 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Charnell is very helpful and is helping me through a tough time. The app allows me to feel like I always have support and instant messaging allows me to get things off my chest and have my counselor help me when I need it.