She/Her/HersLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Benu Lahiry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Seattle, WA. Her work is especially helpful for people who are functioning at a high level already, however feel overwhelmed by their anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence. These clients generally don’t feel worthy of happiness, including the positive emotions that come with healthy relationships. Their blockage against feeling satisfied or comfortable can lead to high stress levels that exacerbate their mental health further. Benu also works with clients who would like to talk through work conflicts, trouble with intimacy, parenting challenges, and the unique dynamics that come with being an interracial couple.
Benu practices many evidence-based therapy modalities to support the unique needs of her clients. She teaches clients how to become introspective and to reflect on their feelings, increasing their inner awareness. She also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which emphasizes the connection between thoughts, feeling, and actions. As part of solution-focused therapy, clients set their own goals for their mental health and Benu helps them reach these goals by breaking each goal down into smaller steps. Benu also encourages clients to consider how their early relationships, especially those with caregivers, shapes their current thoughts about relationships, love, and connection. When she works with couples, she gives them tools for healthy communication and teaches them how to be emotionally vulnerable around each other.
Benu is licensed as a Marriage and Family therapist in California and Washington. She is currently available for remote sessions only, and is available to see clients Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm PT.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business
Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Benu Lahiry is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 7 years