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Forest Benedict
Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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Forest Benedict

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Let's Connect (916) 702-3528
When we have too much emotional pain, we can't truly live free. Our brains are wired to avoid pain at all costs. We will do anything in our power to prevent pain or run from pain when it is activated. The countless strategies we create to avoid pain include distraction, addiction, people-pleasing, self-criticism, perfectionism, & performance. All of our strategies work for awhile but not long-term. Living a life with the sole purpose of avoiding pain is not freedom. It's not the life most people want to live. What if the key to freedom was not in finding new ways to prevent or cope with the pain but to actually heal the pain?
The therapy I provide focuses on healing the pain. To heal trauma, clients need more than talk therapy alone. They need an evidence-based modality that leads to lasting changes. Using IFS (Internal Family Systems), I help people deeply connect with themselves, heal the pain driving their unwanted behaviors, and find safety within their own body.
If you are ready to begin this journey with me, I am ready to guide you. I invite you to check out my website, see if my services feel like the right fit for you, and reach out to me if they do. You are worth all of the time, energy, and resources you invest in yourself. Healing is possible. Freedom starts today.
Call or Forest Benedict now for a free 15 minute consultation - (916) 702-3528

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Online Therapy Throughout California

San Jose, CA 95124

(916) 702-3528

Los Angeles, CA 90049

My private practice is online throughout California. This provides a safe, confidential, supportive setting for all of my clients.
I specialize in Religious trauma, Trauma and PTSD and Life Transitions 
$225 Per Session  
I see individuals and groups  
Let's Connect (916) 702-3528

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Online Therapy Throughout California

San Jose, CA 95124

(916) 702-3528

Los Angeles, CA 90049

My private practice is online throughout California. This provides a safe, confidential, supportive setting for all of my clients.
I specialize in Religious trauma, Trauma and PTSD and Life Transitions 
$225 Per Session  
I see individuals and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $225
  • Couple Sessions $225
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
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I do not take insurance but I can provide a superbill if needed.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 702-3528
Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
I do not take insurance but I can provide a superbill if needed.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 702-3528
Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / LMFT 86048 Forest Benedict
  • In Practice for 14 Years
  • Certificate from MNU - Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider SATP / 2012
  • Certificate from IFS Institute Level 1 & Level 2 IFS Training / 2021
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I provide online therapy throughout California, helping people heal from religious trauma, sexual shame, and C-PTSD, primarily using IFS.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 702-3528
Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
I provide online therapy throughout California, helping people heal from religious trauma, sexual shame, and C-PTSD, primarily using IFS.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 702-3528
Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Religious trauma
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Life Transitions

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
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I mainly use IFS to support my clients with a variety of challenges including relationship difficulties, childhood trauma, religious trauma, life transitions, anxiety, sexual shame, self-criticism, depression, and compulsive behaviors. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their inner selves and develop the tools necessary to create lasting change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 702-3528
Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
I mainly use IFS to support my clients with a variety of challenges including relationship difficulties, childhood trauma, religious trauma, life transitions, anxiety, sexual shame, self-criticism, depression, and compulsive behaviors. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their inner selves and develop the tools necessary to create lasting change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 702-3528
Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

5 Endorsements

Heidi Monuteaux
Heidi Monuteaux
CounselorMALMHCLCPCCSATAF-EMDR
I highly respect Forest's work as a colleague. He brings a professional and competent presence to his work. Clients feel cared for and can resonate with his easygoing and compassionate style. I highly recommend Forest as a therapist.
Cristal Java
Cristal Java
CounselorMALMHCSUDPt
Forest is a gifted IFS therapist. He is dedicated to his own healing, which makes him available to support yours. I highly recommend Forest.
Anne Gustafson
Anne Gustafson
Marriage & Family TherapistPhDLMFT
Forest is a warm, professional and very skilled therapist. As a colleague I appreciate his deep empathy for people and for all the care he puts into his work.
Amy Sohler
Amy Sohler
CounselorMALMHCSUDPCSAT
Forest is an accomplished provider of sex addiction treatment services. I have personally met him and followed him and am confident that you will benefit from his treatment. He is also a very pleasant person and likable.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Religion

Secular and Non-Religious

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Religion

Secular and Non-Religious

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (916) 702-3528
Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (916) 702-3528
Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Online Therapy Throughout California

San Jose, CA 95124

(916) 702-3528

Additional Location

Los Angeles, CA 90049

(916) 702-3528
"
My private practice is online throughout California. This provides a safe, confidential, supportive setting for all of my clients.
Call for a free consultation now - (916) 702-3528
Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
My private practice is online throughout California. This provides a safe, confidential, supportive setting for all of my clients.
Call for a free consultation now - (916) 702-3528
Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2024