Benedicte Last, Therapist in California — Zencare
Benedicte  Last
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Benedicte Last

Psychologist, PsyD Doctor of Psychology, PsyD Licensed Psychotherapist
California Accepting Online
Updated August 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Professional statement

Dr. Benedicte Last (Dr. Bee) is a Licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of various forms of trauma.

In her treatment, Dr Bee uses a variety of modalities and strategies, intuitively tailored towards the needs of each individual client. Apart from the more traditional techniques, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Somatic Experience, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy, she also uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Hypnosis, dreamwork, visualization, journaling, art and play therapy, or a combination of these.

Simultaneously to working on processing the trauma, Dr Bee also focuses on the strengths and resilience you are bringing with you, and the balance each client wants to (re) create in life, in relationships and in work.

For the last 10 years Dr Bee has extensively worked with children, teenagers, adults and older adults, who brought in variety of traumatic experiences, such as abuse, rape, violence, accidents, and war time experiences.

Dr. Bee welcomes all who have the courage to seek healing and to reclaim their lives. As an experienced tele-mental health practitioner she offers the convenience of remote sessions.


Message to clients

Trauma is an all encompassing affliction.

It is the central issue in most mental health difficulties.

Untreated, trauma has a tendency to determine your worldview. It can hold you hostage in a small world, where you try to avoid the triggers that cause you to have flashbacks or nightmares. And it can also determine the quality of your relationships with other people, your work, and of your ability to enjoy life.

I know from personal experience that it takes a great deal of courage to face the process of healing from trauma. It means you will have to face the fear, the pain, the anger, and the hopelessness.

However, you do not have to do it alone. I will walk right beside you and as you are walking forward I will hand you tools to process and regulate your emotions, to deprogram your brain, and to remove those painful shards of trauma from your body, mind and soul.

Together we can get you your life back.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Benedicte Last is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8 am - 4pm
  • Tue 8 am - 7pm
  • Wed 1 pm-4 pm
  • Thu 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Fri 8 am -4 Pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private Practice, Clinical Trauma Therapist, 2018 - Present
Rocketship Schools, Clinical Psychologist, 2018 - 2021
A is for Apple, Clinical Director, 2016 - 2018
CDM/CCSG, Meditation and Healing Teacher, 1995 - 2018
Star Vista, Mental Health Provider, 2013 - 2016
Transitional Program, Mental Health Provider, 2011 - 2013
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy, Therapeutic Horse riding Instructor, 2001 - 2006

California Institute for Integral Studies, Clinical Psychology, 2016
John F. Kennedy University, BA in Psychology, 2009
CDM, Minister training, 1995
CDM, Meditation teacher, 1995


Licensure

California: PSY30089


Languages

Dutch & Flemish

English