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Barbara Benavidez

LMFT#100838

I believe that the most important component of successful therapy is the trust and connection between the client and his or her therapist.  It is my intention to build a trusting relationship and to embark on a collaborative journey with each client. My passion is working with people to help them overcome obstacles, to enable them to reach and maintain goals to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.  I am an empathetic listener, compassionate and sincere in my desire to be of service by creating a safe environment for clients to explore ideas, to create goals and to practice new techniques.

My practice includes working with individuals, couples and families. I am experienced in the treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, relationship issues, life transitions, teen issues, self-esteem, anger management, addictions, grief and loss.

When working with couples I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and/or Gottman Therapy.   I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) and utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as well as components of other theories to meet the needs of each client.

I am very excited to be part of the WAVE Therapy team and I am looking forward to joining clients on their life-enhancing journeys.