Dr. Amon Benavides

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(747) 232-2049

Dr. Amon Benavides

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

650 Hampshire Rd Ste 218,
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(747) 232-2049
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

25050 Avenue Kearny Suite 105
Valencia, CA 91355
(747) 232-2049
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About

The benefit of therapy is that one can gain self-understanding, as well as a better understanding of other people. When a person tends to view the world from a negative perspective, without being aware of the source of these negative views, a belief begins to grow that the world and the components of daily-life experiences are negative. The same can be said for events that provoke anxiety, as well as for individual experiences of trauma. Holding these types of thoughts without processing them tends to skew our views on reality and lead to errors in thinking, such as generalizations about how the world should be.
As a psychotherapist, the role I play for my patients is to help them find a sense of strength and achievement, so they can better manage the difficulties they face in their daily lives. I have experience working with clients in a residential drug-treatment facility, as well as in school-based and private-practice settings.
Life is about balance. When I am not working in the clinical setting, I am often running or engaging in other forms of physical activity, be it CrossFit, weightlifting, or Jiu Jitsu. My other interest is studying and reading various books by psychoanalysts, such as Freud, Klein, Bion, and Jungian psychoanalytic texts, as well as texts on attachment theory.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $195
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Health Net
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Magellan
  • Medi-Cal
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • License: California / 111800
  • School: National University
  • Year Graduated: 2016

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Board of Behavioral Sciences / LMFT 111800
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Endorsements

Psychologist, PhD

Location

650 Hampshire Rd Ste 218,
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(747) 232-2049
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

25050 Avenue Kearny Suite 105
Valencia, CA 91355
(747) 232-2049
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 22 Aug 2022
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Dr. Amon Benavides

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT