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 14 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 14 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 14 years, and I would like to help you!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH17419
Thank goodness for Charnell. She has helped go through a lot of issues this past year. Charnell puts these issues into a better perspective and I have really grown using her guidance. I would have never gotten this far without her. The joy is coming back into my life and it has most to do with my discussions with Charnell. Thank you!
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Charnell for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Best thing I've ever done, know when i started my head was so screwed up and i couldn't get my head round some of the challenges i was tasked to do,but slowly I've appreciated what Charnell gets me to do
Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Charnell for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have greatly benefitted from the insights I have gotten in therapy
Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem
Charnell is fantastic. She is knowledgeable and respectful, and listens to my concerns. I felt comfortable opening up to her and greatly value her insights.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Scheduling with Charnell is easy and communicative. She provides quality care and is gentle, kind, and compassionate. My sessions with Charnell always felt like I was heard and I always left with new resources and tools for my mental health toolbox
Written on Mar 18, 2023 after therapy with Charnell for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coaching
She respects me and listens to my concerns. I love that we can relate and I was skeptical about therapy until I met her.
Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes