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Barbara Benavidez

MA, LMFT

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, phobias, self-esteem, anger management, addictions, grief and loss.

I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT).  I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) as well as incorporating components of other theories in my practice to meet the needs of each client.  I also utilize Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping Therapy, mindfulness and meditation. When working with couples I combine Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Gottman Therapy.

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.