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  • Writer's pictureKara Kohnen

Welcome Rachel Benson, AMFT

Rachel received her Masters's Degree in Counseling Psychology and specialized in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) with Distinction. Originally from Hong Kong, and she Rachel several languages, including Cantonese and Mandarin. Rachel believes every person is unique, and she also understands how difficult it is for clients to deal with emotional issues such as separation, divorce, and death. She has partnered with students who experienced depression, anxiety, imposter syndrome, social anxiety, stress, grief, self-esteem issues, and academic and employment challenges. Rachel has worked in various school districts with diverse populations and has hosted many workshops, such as time management, love languages, and self-care-related topics. Rachel enjoys working with individuals and their families through different challenges of life. She is passionate about working with members of the following populations: single mothers, LGBTQIA+, young children, teenagers, and young adults, college students (international students, adult re-entry students etc.), and military families. Rachel is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, sand tray and sand play therapy, Gottman Couple Therapy, and Play Therapy with young children. She leans toward person-centered and integrated therapy, such as Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic therapy, internal family system, and mindfulness practice. She was fortunate to learn about sand tray therapy from the World Association of Sand Therapy professionals. She believes that using an integrated therapy approach and evidenced-based interventions can help her clients reach their highest potential and achieve their goals. Rachel is currently accepting new patients in our Santee location or via Telehealth in CA. Please call 619-549-0329 ext 0 to book with her today!

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