Licensed psychotherapist, Leah Benson Therapy
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Leah Benson, LMHC


“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

–Victor Frankl


Leah Benson, LMHC

Licensed Psychotherapist

Services Provided

Mission Statement

To help 100,000 people start feeling more emotionally successful by 2025

I am a Licensed Psychotherapist in private practice in the Tampa Bay Area. In 2001, I earned an Ed. M. and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York. I received a B.A. in French and a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin in 1994. I have been practicing psychotherapy and psychology in the Tampa Bay area since 2001.


During graduate school, I worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with adults, adolescents, and children. I helped people resolve problems that created recurring personal and relationship challenges for them. I worked with young and middle aged adults experiencing life transitions, and I worked with adolescents and adults at a psychiatric hospital.

My areas of expertise include depression, anger, confidence issues, teen issues/parent coaching, behavior problems in children, adoption, couples concerns, sexuality and identity issues. In addition to my current work with individuals, couples and groups in private practice, I have worked with children and adolescents at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, provided intensive in-home therapy for individuals and families in the Florida Department of Children and Families dependency system and worked with families who have adopted children both privately and from foster care.


I am currently in training for certification as a Bioenergetic Analyst with the Florida Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis and I am a licensed practitioner of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler Certification.


I am a member of the Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society, the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association and the Florida Society for Bioenergetic Analysis.

Areas of Expertise

  • Happiness/Emotional Satisfaction
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Confidence Issues
  • Anger
  • Couples
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Sexuality
  • Identity Issues
  • Bioenergetic Therapy
  • Addictions
  • Adoption Related Issues