Ryn Mulhern Benefield

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
(510) 519-5255 Website

Ryn Mulhern Benefield

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 519-5255
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon I currently have space for teen (16 and up) and relationship/couples teletherapy clients only.

About

I’m excited about us getting to feel more whole. We’re not helping ourselves, or the earth, or the people we’re in community with if we’re shutting down and killing parts of ourselves. We learn quite early to value some and shut down other parts of ourselves, and the oppressive, dominating, greed-driven forces of our world traumatize us so that we can no longer access vital parts of ourselves. And its messed up that it’s even our job to take care of ourselves in the first place - that we have to heal from things that aren't even our fault. But we do, or at least, we can. I enter as a compassionate guide to walk that path with you.
I'm here to witness, guide, and make space for you to feel and nurture all parts of you, and hopefully experience more of your own agency and authenticity. I offer explorations that can both help heal from trauma and bring you home to yourself, by working together to welcome parts of yourself and feelings that have not had the space to exist freely.
I work with adults, teens, partners, and families including people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and am body, sex and sex work positive. As with any relationship, it may be helpful to try out meeting to see how it feels being in contact with one another. If you'd like to share a free introductory phone call, please feel free to reach out.
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Ryn Mulhern Benefield
“Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $280

Qualifications

  • Prelicense: California / 123621
  • Supervisor: Debbie Stone
  • Supervisor License: California / 83534

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Ryn Mulhern Benefield's Groups

Anti-Racist White Process Group

My colleague, Jennie Beuhler, and I are excited to offer an Anti-Racist White Process Group through the Integral Counseling Center at Church Street beginning on January 7, 2021. This group is for self-identified white California residents who want to increase awareness of and work through some of the emotional experiences that can come up and get in the way of our ability to stay engaged and fully present during interactions across race and privilege. All fees collected will be split between a donation to The Okra Project and payment for consultation with Natalie Bell, LMFT.

More about this group

Location

Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 519-5255
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Transgender
  • Depression
Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Racial Identity
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex 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
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 6 May 2022
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Ryn Mulhern Benefield

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT