Barbara Benson MA,Ed.S.,LPC

Individual and Family therapy

Therapy is a journey to becoming your very best self. Change requires acknowledging areas that need improvement, but often involves recognizing what is already good in ourselves.

Couple on a beach

Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. Read more …

Family holding up the word family

Is your family going through a rough patch? Whether the issue itself, stems from a lack of understanding between those involved, sibling conflict, or developmental disagreements with a child, a difficult situation can have an effect on the entire family. Read more…

Throughout the course of our years, we all experience a loss at some point in our lives. In fact, statistics show that 1 in 5 children will experience the death of someone close to them before 18 years of age. Feelings of grief and loss are not always associated with death, but commonly surface after a loss of some kind – whether it is the loss of a loved one, a severed relationship, a pregnancy, a pet, or a job. Read more…

Depression commonly manifests physically, through stomach pains, headaches, disrupted or excessive sleep, and motor control difficulty. While the causes of depression are unknown, a predisposition for it runs in families and it can be triggered by trauma and adverse life circumstances. Read more….

Being a parent carries a lot of responsibility, and the process can be difficult at times. Whether you are married or single, you may have feelings as though you are on your own, especially if you are dealing with a difficult situation or behavior issues with your child. It’s important to address these problems, and seeking the help of a therapist and/or parent support group can alleviate the stress. Read more…

Hopeless drug addict going through addiction crisis

A codependent is someone whose thinking and behavior is organized around another person, process or substance.  This is common in relationships where addiction and mental health issues are present.  We can’t fix the other person, but we can work on our contribution to the situation. Read more