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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a certified EMDR Counselor, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive.


“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” 
― Brene Brown


Relationships may be one of the most important aspects of human life

We are wired to connect with others.  God designed us to be open, connected, loving and accepting.  Many times our past and the history of those we interact with can all get in the way of having a positive connected relationship. This can cause us to get stuck in negative patterns. We have found that replacing that stuck pattern can create healthy relationships and strong bonds.  Begin the path to healing and health today.

Now offering 7 principals workshops in a coaching setting. Insurance not accepted 


An estimated 16.2 million adults in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in a given year

Did You Know?

  • Anxiety

  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.

  • Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.

  • People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.

  • Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

  • Major Depressive Disorder
    The leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15 to 44.3.
    MDD affects more than 16.1 million American adults, or about 6.7%of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.
    While major depressive disorder can develop at any age, the median age at onset is 32.5 years old.
    More prevalent in women than in men.

  • Stress
    Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at one time or another. The difference between them is that stress is a response to a threat in a situation. Anxiety is a reaction to stress. Read APA: Stress in America: A National Mental Health Crisis (Oct 2020)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    PTSD affects 7.7 million adults or 3.5% of the U.S. population.
    Women are more likely to be affected than men.
    Rape is the most likely trigger of PTSD: 65% of men and 45.9% of women who are raped will develop the disorder.
    Childhood sexual abuse is a strong predictor of lifetime likelihood for developing PTSD.

Find more information at 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Performance Enhancement

-You're feeling stuck. Your career's not cutting it anymore.

-You find that you're in the slumps, having performance phobias

You feel locked, stuck, or frozen

- Feeling like you've lost your edge

-You’re tired of watching your own life pass you by and can no longer ignore your drive to grow.

-You know deep down there’s more out there for you.’re not sure how to find the meaning you’re looking for.

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations.  Most people in transition often feel a need to evaluate previous life structures with an eye to making revisions and changes. 

We will address performance anxiety, self-defeating beliefs, behavior inhibitions, possible PTSD, and work to recover and enhancement for performing artists, workplace employees, and athletes.  We work on identifying and intensifying strengths and recognize areas to improve to get you to optimal functioning.  

Renew your energy and get refreshed and refueled.

Karen Benitez, LMFT Certifed EMDR Therapist

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