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Kimberly Benning, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Kimberly!

As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I offer specialized treatment for disordered eating, body image concerns, and related issues. My extensive training and experience, coupled with my certification as an Intuitive Eating Counselor, enable me to guide you in breaking free from diet culture and rebuilding a healthy, fulfilling relationship with food, exercise, and your body.

My approach

I provide a supportive, collaborative, and judgment-free space for you to explore your past, present, and future. Together, we will work to rediscover your authentic and intuitive self. Drawing upon my background as a Registered Yoga Teacher, I often incorporate mindfulness techniques and meditation practices into our sessions when desired, to enhance the therapeutic process.

My focus

I specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, and substance use. Whether you seek to make peace with food, learn to accept and love your body, gain emotional stability and security, strengthen your relationships, or break free from perfectionism, I am here to support you.

My communication style

My communication style is warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I listen actively and collaborate with you to identify your unique needs and goals. Through open and honest dialogue, we will work together to develop personalized strategies and solutions that resonate with you.

My journey to mental healthcare

My journey to mental healthcare began with a deep desire to help others navigate life's challenges and rediscover their innate resilience. After recovering from my own eating disorder, I felt called to help others find freedom in their eating disorders too. Over the years, I have honed my skills and expertise through extensive clinical training and experience, working at renowned treatment centers such as Clearview Treatment Programs, Center for Discovery, Promises Malibu Vista, and Resolutions Therapeutic Services.

My goals for you

My primary goal is to empower you to lead an authentic, fulfilling life. Together, we will work to identify and overcome the obstacles that have been holding you back, while nurturing your unique strengths and resilience. I am committed to providing you with the tools, insights, and support you need to achieve lasting positive change and personal growth.

My first session with you

In our first session, I'll conduct a comprehensive assessment to gain an understanding of who you are and where you come from. We'll talk about your history and the reasons you're coming to therapy at this time. Then, we'll collaborate to formulate a treatment plan with achievable, realistic goals that are tailored to your specific needs and issues.

About Kimberly

Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Use

Methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Supportive

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology - California Southern University (09/2016)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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