Therapist Profile

Name:
Barbara S. Benavidez
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
3150 Pio Pico Dr Ste.105 Carlsbad, CA 92008-1951 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(760) 525-2710
Website:
License Number
LMFT100838
Practicing Since:
2015
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I believe that the most important component of successful therapy is the trust and connection between the client and his or her therapist. It is my intention to build a trusting relationship and to embark on a collaborative journey with each client. My passion is working with people to help them overcome obstacles, to enable them to reach and maintain goals to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. I am an empathetic listener, compassionate and sincere in my desire to be of service by creating a safe environment for clients to explore ideas, to create goals and to practice new techniques. My practice includes working with individuals, couples and families. I am experienced in the treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, relationship issues, life transitions, teen issues, self-esteem, anger management, addictions, grief and loss. When working with couples I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and/or Gottman Therapy. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) and utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as well as components of other theories to meet the needs of each client.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 10-7
Services
Insurance
Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, Private Pay, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale, Tricare
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Masters in Counseling Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Phobias
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Certifications
LMFT EFT CBT ImTT
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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