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Jacquelyn Beniquez, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Intimacy Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am licensed in New York with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQIA related issues, intimacy related issues, & coping with life changes. Although I do not identify as being part of the LGBTQIA community, I am an ally. I am a certified sex therapist with a second master's degree in Human Sexuality. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

I approach the therapist relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors. I always consider health and healing requires an understanding of how our unique bio-psych-social-sexual-spiritual aspects are inclusive of wellness not separate. I firmly believe that everyone has within themselves the power to heal themselves. I consider my work as a therapist is to educate and assist individuals in uncovering the resilience, they already hold within to create the life they want.
I often use worksheets and journaling for work between sessions. I do my best to respond to messages received within a few hours. I generally respond to messages Monday - Sunday 6 am - 8 pm. I work most weekends from early morning to mid afternoon. I hold my therapy sessions on Saturdays & Sundays only. Please note that I am not available for counseling Monday - Friday. I am currently seeking to fill early am openings at this time. I currently only have opening for Saturday 8 am & 11:15 Sunday 10:30 am. Feel free to reach out if this works for you.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Intimacy Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Services offered


License information

NY LMHC 001784


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

I have been with Jacquelyn for 3 sessions. I am already impressed by the impact she has on me and the improvements I have made regulating my emotions with the tools she taught me. I would recommend her to everybody. Therapy has been life changing for me and I'm very excited to see what my future holds with the help of Jacquelyn!

Written on Mar 23, 2024 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I cannot recommend Jacquelyn enough. She is giving me the tools I need to turn my life around. I can’t thank her enough.

Written on Jan 28, 2024 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

She's very patient and understanding. I think she has a very practical approach which I prefer.

Written on May 07, 2023 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management, career difficulties, and adhd