Lana Benedek, MD, Psychiatrist in Santa Monica
I practice holistic and integrative mental health care. I see adolescents and adults for what I call: Mind, Body & Spirit Medicine. In my practice I work with individuals experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues, the most common of these include; anxiety depression, and addiction or some combination of these. I also see many clients who have histories of trauma.
Mind, Body Spirit Therapy includes a variety of practices to facilitate a greater connection with ourselves and our environment. Likely yoga and/or mindfulness based practices will be included. I may also make suggestions related to supplements, diet or exercise.
I have a specialty in helping individuals use mind body and spirit practices to reduce reliance on antidepressant medications. Initial assessments are usually 90 minutes and follow ups are 30-90 minutes. I do not see individuals who are looking for medication management only.
Call or Email Lana Benedek for a free phone consultation now - (310) 507-1178


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: Univeristy of Toronto
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: A109256 California
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200 - $300
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Inner Kids / Mindfulness Facilitator
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Lana Benedek's Groups

Lifeforce Yoga

Lifeforce yoga uses a combination of breath, chanting, hand gestures and movement practices to work with symptoms of anxiety and depression. There will be a 6 week class focusing on anxiety and stress at Santa Monica Yoga starting on October. Please see for details and registration. Please note this is not group therapy.

More about this group


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction


  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: French


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Group Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Yoga Based Practices


  • Individuals
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018
Lana Benedek, MD, Psychiatrist in Santa Monica

Lana Benedek

Psychiatrist, MD