Leah Benson, LMHC

Meet Leah Benson

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

Leah Benson, Emotional Utopia author and Tampa Licensed Psychotherapist

Leah Benson, LMHC

Licensed Psychotherapist

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.

Services Provided

My areas of expertise include depression, anger, confidence issues, teen issues/parent coaching, behavior problems in children, adoption, couples concerns, sexuality and identity issues.

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 a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist trained at the Florida Society for Bioenergetic Analysis, and I am a licensed practitioner of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler Certification.

I am a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) and a member of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators.

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

I am nationally certified as a counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Areas of Expertise

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

Watch Leah Benson, featured on Fox 13 News Tampa Bay, as she talks about Uncoupling.

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