My approach is down-to-earth, experiential, and interpersonal.

Our Team

Ramona Benner, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Family-based therapy (FBT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I believe that we all have the capacity to grow and change. My approach is down-to-earth, experiential, and interpersonal. I often incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused practices into sessions. I am interested in how our beliefs about ourselves and the world impact our mental health and, ultimately, the quality of our lives. I enjoy understanding the complexity of each client who I work with, so we can address goals and needs holistically.

Education

BFA - Musical Theater, Columbia College, Chicago

MA - Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Los Angeles

EMDR Level 1 & 2 Trained, EMDR International Association

Associateship, Stars Behavioral Health Group

Associateship, Clear Recovery

Associateship, Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center

License Number and State

CA 127620

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

I play guitar, piano, and I like to sing.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by using breathing exercises, yoga, being in nature, spending time with loved ones, and watching shows that make me laugh.

What book have you read more than once?

I love The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. She writes powerfully about how we can extend more compassion to ourselves and create more fulfilling lives.

Do you have any pets?

One of the best decisions I ever made was to rescue my dog. He was very shy and timid at first but has since become Mr. Personality and a bundle of love.