Leah Benson, LMHC

Meet Leah Benson

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

If you ever wondered why therapy doesn’t work, read on.

From my perspective, therapy is composed of 3 main elements:

If you omit any one of these 3 elements in therapy, it will fail you.

Don’t get me wrong, you can progress using any one of these elements. And sometimes in a crisis, all you need is one of them.

But to truly free yourself from a pattern you repeat over and over again in your life, you must engage all 3 elements.

What qualifies me to do this work with you?

I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Tampa, Florida. My formal education includes an Ed. M. and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York. And I have been practicing psychotherapy and psychology in the Tampa Bay area continuously since 2001.

In addition to my credentials as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), I am certified in the following:

  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Certified Bioenergeic Therapist (CBT) by the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA)
  • Certified Adoption Competent Counselor
  • Licensed practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Dr. Richard Bandler Certification
  • Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE)

My memberships include:

Most importantly, I practice what I preach. My personal practice includes:

  • Completed 10 years of psychoanalysis.
  • Completed 4 years consistent personal bioenergetic work during Bioenergetic Training.
  • Maintain an on-going relationship with my analyst for consultation as needed.
  • Engage in ongoing personal work at bioenergetic conferences multiple times per year.
  • Engage in ongoing personal practices of bioenergetic exercise and mindfulness meditation.
  • Monthly consulting/mastermind session with other bioenergetic psychotherapists.

Areas of Expertise

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Want a copy of Leah Benson’s new book, Emotional Utopia?

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

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