Kimberly S Benson

Counselor, EdD, LMHC, CAP, CCTP, QS

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Kimberly S Benson, EdD, LMHC, CAP, CCTP, QS, Counselor in Sarasota
(941) 564-9973 Website

Kimberly S Benson

Counselor, EdD, LMHC, CAP, CCTP, QS


Location

Dr. Kimberly Benson
715 North Washingtion Blvd
Ste E
Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 564-9973

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It is my goal and priority to provide an environment that enhances growth and change within your life. I believe in assisting people in attaining resolution with their past and working towards a healthier present and future. Helping others grow through pain and attain a new healthy way of living is my personal and professional passion. I offer Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, & Couples Counseling. In addition to these treatment modalities I also provide expressive art therapy with children, adolescents and adults upon request. I facilitate Supervision for Mental Health Counselors seeking licensure in the state of Florida.

As a Certified Clinical Trauma and Addictions professional I assist individuals in gaining freedom from the traumas and addictions that plague their lives. Addiction and Trauma can cause debilitating and frightening symptoms and it is my goal to assist in gaining long term relief from distressing psychological thoughts and feelings.

I treat individuals, groups, families, couples, adults, children and adolescents. My specialty areas include disorders of the self, grief, depression, post traumatic stress, addictions, mood disorders, family of origin issues, body image, self mutilation and anxiety/phobia, & gay/lesbian issues . I also offer assessments for substance abuse and medical procedures.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: MH9970 Florida

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: International Trauma Profess / Certified Clinical Trauma Prof
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Certificate: FBH / Certified Additictions Profess
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Location

Dr. Kimberly Benson
715 North Washingtion Blvd
Ste E
Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 564-9973

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

Professional Connections

Mr. Douglas Linder, MA, LMHC, CAP
Mr. Douglas Linder, MA, LMHC, CAP
Counselor Colleague, known for 7 years
Grace Moran, MA, LMHC, CVRS
Grace Moran, MA, LMHC, CVRS
Counselor Classmate, known for 6 years
Dr. Benson is a knowledgeable and empathic therapist who devotes her efforts and resources to better this community and to helping people better themselves.
Mr. Douglas Linder, MA, LMHC, CAP
Mr. Douglas Linder, MA, LMHC, CAP
Counselor Colleague, known for 7 years
Dr Kimberly Benson is a therapist that excels at building a strong, honest relationship with her clients. She challenges her clients to make the most of themselves. She creates a safe healing environment and uses her therapeutic expertise and accurate insight to help people get to a place of overall well-being.
Grace Moran, MA, LMHC, CVRS
Grace Moran, MA, LMHC, CVRS
Counselor Classmate, known for 6 years
Grace Moran, MA, LMHC, CVRS
Grace Moran, MA, LMHC, CVRS
Counselor Classmate, known for 6 years
Grace is a highly qualified and competent therapist within the community. She offers an environment of safety and trust which is essential in the healing therapeutic process. She has the ability to empathize with her clients and facilitate a process of growth and healing.

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Last Modified: 09 May 2016
Kimberly S Benson, EdD, LMHC, CAP, CCTP, QS, Counselor in Sarasota

Kimberly S Benson

Counselor, EdD, LMHC, CAP, CCTP, QS