When starting couples therapy with Leah, I was very skeptical at first upon hearing about bioenergetics. But when combined with the talking aspect, you discover (as a client) how interconnected your body and mind are—as one machine that is constantly trying to maintain harmony with itself. What I was most surprised at was the amount of energy the body stores from everyday events, especially trauma, that needs to be released to alleviate your own suffering. The power and methods of this approach accomplish that very effectively.
Kevin -Tampa, FL
As a colleague of Leah Benson’s, I’ve seen her in action as a therapist and facilitator, bringing her powerful blend of perception,
compassion, and expertise to her analytic and energetic work with clients. She is a gifted and insightful professional who creates an environment where change can take place—and she is someone who practices what she preaches.
Charles Martin, PhD, licensed psychologist -Gainesville, FL
Working with Leah has taught us about balancing the needs and wants of the individual and the couple. We have learned to be more aware of that struggle and to allow room for both elements in our marriage. It has helped us work past our resentment and enjoy a more peaceful and joyful marriage together.
Matt and Lisa J. -Tampa, FL
Leah Benson challenges conventional psychoanalytic thinking. She understands that what most of us need is not a psychological assessment but rather a healthy human relationship. Leah is a talented therapist, but more importantly, she is a kindhearted human being. She taught me how to be compassionate toward myself by extending unconditional warmth to me first.
Dane -Ontario, Canada
Leah’s work with me was transformative. She really understood how my life worked (and didn’t) and what mattered to me. She had the right mix of caring and “no B.S.” that helped me uncover some of the painful blocks in my life keeping me from living happily and successfully. Through the analysis and energetic work, I felt freer and was able to find more effective and satisfying ways of being in my work, in my relationships, and with myself.
Hans -Gainesville, FL
Leah has this amazing ability to make you feel like you’ve known her all your life. As soon as I met her, I felt comfortable and was able to talk to her. Having Leah as my therapist helped me learn so much about myself. She helped lead the way for me to become the person I am today.
Veronica H. -Safety Harbor, FL
I have known Leah Benson for several years and know clearly that her insights into human behavior are founded on principles well established in bioenergetics. However, the uniqueness of her approach constitutes a refreshing look at the method that opens new doors. To anyone wanting to improve, evolve, and achieve their goals, this work is worth serious consideration.
Dr. Henri Marcoux, DC -Winnipeg, Canada
Seeing Leah Benson was the perfect pathway leading me to the happiest and healthiest mental state of my life. She helped guide me as I learned about myself and how my mind and body work together with each other and with my past. Now, armed with my newfound knowledge, I lead my self through life instead of life dragging me along like those many years before I met with Leah Benson. I will always look fondly on our time together and my progress made. My sessions were not only exactly what I needed to get a leg up on life, but I believe they were also a God-send.
Nancy P. -Tampa, FL
Being in the presence of Leah at work is to feel safe and trusting. She creates a safe space where our innermost pain, suffering, and fears can be expressed and contained. Leah reads body signals and expressions to understand information about the person. Then she combines this knowledge with psychoanalytic understanding of verbal expressions to make sense of the body’s language. In the end, one finds grounding, a better sense of self, and more integration with mind, body, and soul.
Mr. Bagua -Ft. Lauderdale, FL
From my very first session with Leah, I knew that she was different—that the type of therapy (bioenergetic therapy) was different and that it might actually work. I have tried different types of therapy on and off through the years. I can say that I have made a considerable amount of forward progress since I started working with Leah and the method of therapy that she uses.
Beatrice -Tampa, FL
I know Leah as a well-grounded, compassionate, and skilled therapist as well as a warm-hearted and self-aware person with a healthy sense of humor. Leah’s years of training and experience in psychoanalysis, along with a healthy dose of pure intuition, add to her bioenergetic sessions. She creates a safe space for clients to express and process locked-away feelings.
Viviane Hens, LPC -Atlanta, GA
I’ve only been working with Leah for a few months, and I’ve noticed that I’ve become much more present within myself. She has this way of making you feel comfortable even if you’re uncomfortable
with yourself. The bioenergetic method of therapy has helped with uncovering feelings and experiences I can’t verbalize. Leah guides you throughout the process but never pushes beyond the point that you’re uncomfortable. I’m finally starting to be okay with feeling, and it’s all because of her.