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Dr. Kimberly S. Benson LMHC, CAP

Congratulations!  Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth, well-being and connected to your true self.  As an object relations and self-psychology therapist, Dr. Benson's goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While difficult situations of the past cannot be changed, they can be worked on and processed to understand and resolve challenges in your life by understanding your mind and developing your true sense of self. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, Dr. Benson will help you unearth long-standing behavior patterns and negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Dr.  Benson works collaboratively with other local therapists in town to offer comprehensive marriage, couples and family therapy as well.  Dr. Benson works with Individuals, Couples and Families.  She is also an approved addictions provider for Major League Baseball.

In addition to her private practice Dr. Benson works side by side with Sarasota Addiction Specialists, an Intensive Outpatient Program for substance abuse and dependence.  Together, Dr. Benson, alongside Mr. Dave Forestier and Mr. Cole Young; who are Certified Addiction Counselors, provide comprehensive treatment for people seeking recovery from active addiction.  At Sarasota Addiction Specialists, it is believed that no  two individuals are exactly alike.  That is why SAS offer a wide array of services to meet each client's needs.  When warranted, our Addiction Counselors will adapt the support service plan to our client's changing needs.  All of Sarasota Addiction Specialists personnel are experienced, certified and licensed where applicable, background checked, and drug tested.  

Whether you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, Sarasota Addiction Specialists look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Dr. Benson and Sarasota Addiction Specialists have an office centrally located in the heart of downtown Sarasota.  Dr. Benson provides individual, couples, family and marriage counseling and is also the CEO of Sarasota Addiction Specialists. Please check out our "services provided" page for more information on services offered.

Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.

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